SHERRIE LEVINE: MAYHEM Audio Guide Playlist
This audio guide highlights selected works from the exhibition SHERRIE LEVINE: MAYHEM and features commentary by Johanna Burton, guest curator, critic, and art historian; Thomas Crow, art historian; Richard Flood, chief curator at the New Museum; Howard Singerman, critic and art historian; Carrie Springer, senior curatorial assistant; and Elisabeth Sussman, curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography.
NARRATOR: The Crystal Skulls respond to the European still life tradition. Howard Singerman.
HOWARD SINGERMAN: The skull, which since the Renaissance, if not before, has long been an image of the vanitas, of the presence of death. Here it's presented, one after another, in vitrine, the crystal skulls, without perhaps the affect or the setting, the place that it would have within a still life. It's as though a kind of still life supply store, where one might come and get a skull or just simply set out as sculpture.
NARRATOR: There are twelve skulls, so repetition is an important part of the work.
HOWARD SINGERMAN: A repetition that, since Warhol if not before, has been about a kind of cooling off of hot objects, a cooling off of emotional objects, at the same time, creating that coldness, too, as a different kind of emotional feeling.
- 300 Introduction to SHERRIE LEVINE: MAYHEM
- 301 Sherrie Levine, After Walker Evans 1–22, 1981, printed 2010
- 302 Sherrie Levine, Fountain (After Marcel Duchamp), 1991, and Fountain (Buddha), 1996
- 303 Sherrie Levine, Knot Paintings, 1987–2002
- 304 Sherrie Levine, Broad Stripe paintings, 1985
- 305 Sherrie Levine, Newborns (Crystal Newborn, 1993, and Black Newborn, 1994)
- 306 Sherrie Levine, Crystal Skull 1–12, 2010
- 307 Sherrie Levine, After Blossfeldt 1–20, 1990
- 309 Sherrie Levine, Bachelors 1–6, 1989–90
- 310 Sherrie Levine, L’Absinthe, 1995
- 311 Sherrie Levine, Melt Down paintings, 1990
- 312 Sherrie Levine, After Courbet 1–18, 2010
- 313 Sherrie Levine, Equivalents (After Stieglitz): 1–18, 2006
- 314 Sherrie Levine, Red and Grey Check: 7–12, 2000