“I always make things that I want to look at. Objects that help me understand something or experience something that I didn’t before.”
“It is something that artists do all the time unconsciously, working in the style of someone they consider a great master. I just wanted to make that relationship literal.”
For example, Levine’s After Walker Evans: 1-22, (1981) is based on famous images by Walker Evans, who took photographs of people during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Many people experience art through reproductions (images of artworks printed in books, magazines, and posters) rather than in person. Levine’s work brings to mind questions about where we see art and how that affects our understanding of it.