Elaine Sturtevant, Duchamp Wanted, Poster, 1992
Sturtevant, Duchamp Wanted, 1992; offset print Poster, 13.25 x 10.25 inches.
Elaine Sturtevant (1924 – 2014) pioneered a bold new form of creativity in the 1960s by simply replicating works by her contemporaries. Here she reproduces Duchamp’s famous “Wanted” poster and substitutes her own picture dressed as a man in place of the cross-dressed Duchamp in the guise of Rrose Sélavy, his female alter-ego. Sturtevant’s work received delayed recognition in a posthumous retrospective at MoMA in 2014.