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Eleanor Antin (American, 1935- )

Eleanor Antin is among the first generation of American feminist conceptual artists. She was influenced by her involvement with the Fluxus Movement, an iconoclastic group of New York artists in the 1960s. Antin has worked in installation, photography, video, film, performance, drawing, and writing. She has produced several mixed-media works including 100 Boots in 1973, a celebrated mail-art piece composed of fifty-one postcards mailed to hundreds of recipients in the United States, Japan, and Europe that was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art. Antin writes scripted narratives and investigates the construction of identity through a series of ironic roles that include heroes and heroines performing fabulous deeds.
- Patricia Schaefer

Selected Bibliography
Lippard, Lucy R. From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women's Art. New York: Dutton, 1976.

Parker, Rozsika and Griselda Pollack. Framing Feminism: Art and the Women's Movement, 1970-1985. London: Pandora, 1987.

Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer. American Women Artists. New York: Avon, 1982.


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