Eleanor Antin Biography

Eleanor Antin is a key figure emerging from the Conceptual art movements of the 1970s. Today as an octogenarian artist, she remains one of the world's leading Feminist artists. Her ground-breaking practice spans five decades and has covered themes surrounding identity, gender, autobiography, class and social structures. Antin's multi-disciplinary approach includes installation, painting, drawing, writing and most notably photography and performance.

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Over the last 50 years Antin has performed and exhibited her work internationally. She has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin's "Selves", ICA, Boston, MA (2014); Eleanor Antin: Historical Takes, San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, CA (2008); Eleanor Antin: Real Time Streaming, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK and Mead Gallery, Warwick, UK (2001); Eleanor Antin Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (1999); and Eleanor Antin: Selections from the Angel of Mercy, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1997). In 1975, her seminal exhibition 100 Boots was debuted at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

As a performance artist, she has appeared in venues all around the world, including the 37th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Italy (2005) and The Sydney Opera House, Australia (2002). Her work is included in many important public collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the Jewish Museum; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, amongst others. She has recently revisited and recreated one of her most important early works, CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture, for the exhibition 'Time's Arrow' at LACMA in May 2019, touring to the Art Institute of Chicago in August 2019.

Text courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery.

Eleanor Antin Featured Artworks

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Library Science by Eleanor Antin contemporary artwork photography, print
Eleanor Antin Library Science, 1971 27 library catalogue cards
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Hannah Weiner (from Portraits of Eight New York Women) by Eleanor Antin contemporary artwork sculpture
Eleanor Antin Hannah Weiner (from Portraits of Eight New York Women), 1970 Tables, chairs, plates, utensils, napkins, tublers, hammer, teapot
88.9 x 134.6 x 91.4 cm
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Naomi Dash (from Portraits of Eight New York Women) by Eleanor Antin contemporary artwork sculpture
Eleanor Antin Naomi Dash (from Portraits of Eight New York Women), 1970 Litter box, towel, stockings, shower cap, towel rack
142.2 x 83.8 x 38.1 cm
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Rochelle Owens (from Portraits of Eight New York Women) by Eleanor Antin contemporary artwork sculpture, print
Eleanor Antin Rochelle Owens (from Portraits of Eight New York Women), 1970 Dymo adhesive label
34.3 x 0.6 cm
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Amy Goldin (from Portraits of Eight New York Women) by Eleanor Antin contemporary artwork sculpture
Eleanor Antin Amy Goldin (from Portraits of Eight New York Women), 1970 Mattress, bed frame, lantern, sheets, pillow, blanket, earrings
213.4 x 185.4 x 111.8 cm
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Margaret Mead (from Portraits of Eight New York Women) by Eleanor Antin contemporary artwork sculpture
Eleanor Antin Margaret Mead (from Portraits of Eight New York Women), 1970 Umbrella, chair, binoculars, thermos
139.7 x 119.4 x 96.5 cm
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Yvonne Rainer (from Portraits of Eight New York Women), by Eleanor Antin contemporary artwork sculpture
Eleanor Antin Yvonne Rainer (from Portraits of Eight New York Women),, 1970 Exercise bike, basket, flowers, sweatshirt
119.4 x 114.3 x 66 cm
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Carolee Schneemann (from Portraits of Eight New York Women) by Eleanor Antin contemporary artwork sculpture
Eleanor Antin Carolee Schneemann (from Portraits of Eight New York Women), 1970 Mirror, jar of honey with honeycomb, easel, velvet throw, text panel
221 x 391.2 x 210.8 cm
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