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Sarah Charlesworth (American, 1947- )

Sarah Charlesworth, who was born in East Orange, New Jersey, studied art history and painting at Barnard College, New York City. Before graduating in 1969, she studied with Douglas Huebler; a 1968 exhibition of conceptual work by Huebler, Robert Barry, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawrence Weiner influenced her decision to turn to conceptualism. Her undergraduate thesis was a fifty-print study, with no written text, of the architecture of the Guggenheim Museum. Charlesworth worked as a free-lance photographer and furthered her knowledge of photography by taking classes at the New School with Lisette Model. She worked with a leftist publication for several years, and then began to produce a series of re-photographed collages, a project that occupied her for half a decade.
- Joyce Roetter

Selected Bibliography
Wallis, Brian, ed. Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1984.

Saltz, Jerry. Beyond Boundries: New York's New Art. New York: A. van der Marck Editions, 1986.

Charlesworth, Sarah. Sarah Charlesworth: A Retrospective. Santa Fe: SITE Santa Fe, 1997.


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