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Elaine Sturtevant papers, circa 1960-2014, bulk 1990-2014

Sturtevant, Elaine, 1930-


Collection Information

Size: 5.2 linear feet

0.003 gigabytes

Summary: The papers of multi-media artist Elaine Sturtevant date from circa 1960-2014, with the bulk of material dating from the period of the artist's resurgence, 1990-2014. The collection measures 5.2 linear feet and 0.003 GB. The papers document Sturtevant's career and artistic process through correspondence with artists and curators, writings and illustrated notes, exhibition and catalog files, project files, and printed material. Sturtevant's voice and artistic mission emerge through the many items of correspondence, essays, and project notes in the collection. The collection also contains a few born-digital files of scans of exhibition photographs dating from the 1960s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elaine Sturtevant (1924-2004) was a multi-media artist in New York and Paris known for her carefully inexact repetitions of others artists' works.


Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Loren Sturtevant, Elaine Sturtevant's daughter.

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