Eleanor Antin Acquisitions of the Month: April 2020

Apollo Magazine May 12, 2020

wo photographs documenting The Angel of Mercy, a performance by Eleanor Antin based on the life of Florence Nightingale, have entered the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Titled War Games (1976) and The Gentle Muse (1977), the works reimagine the state-sponsored documentation of the Crimean war produced by British photographer Roger Fenton, two albums of which belong to the Art Institute. A third photograph from a performance titled The King of Solana Beach has also been acquired.

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