ARTS & CULTURE
05/09/2014 11:33 am ET Updated May 09, 2014

Sturtevant, Uncompromising Progenitor of Appropriation, Has Died

Sturtevant, whose repetitions of now-iconic Pop and Minimal artworks in the 1960s anticipated the rise of appropriation art more than a decade later and formed the core of one of the most radical and beguiling artistic practices of the past 50 years, has died in Paris. Artforum confirmed the news. Some published reports put her age at 84, though as with so much about her life and art, that cannot be stated with absolute certainty. (Other sources say she was born in 1924.)

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