, 2023-01-06 23:07:05,
Art museums and art articles use the term art appropriation constantly, so what does it really mean? The appropriate is to grab. Assignment artists deliberately copy images to take them into their art. They don’t steal or plagiarize, and they don’t pass off the photos as their own. Many people do not really understand the meaning of this process.
The goal is for the viewer to identify with the original artwork and see it in a new context, the context that the customization artists want you to see and feel. These artists deliberately borrow to rework the work.
Andy Warhol is the most popular and famous customization artist with his Campbell’s Soup Cans. He didn’t want us to lose that “good” feeling that the picture originally had. He also built on an image of consumerism, big business, and food representing love.
And then there’s Sherri Levine with her 1981 photo, “After Walker Evans,” a stills from a famous photo shoot, that she shot an exact replica of Evan’s work. she …
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