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Mike Bidlo

(b Chicago, IL, 20 Oct 1953), painter, sculptor and performance artist. Bidlo was educated at the University of Illinois and at Teachers College at Columbia University in New ...

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Thomas McEvilley, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, and Sherri Irvin

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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12,562 words

...artist as the embodiment or instrument of progress. Around 1982 , artists such as Sherrie Levine and Mike Bidlo began making and exhibiting quotational works. Levine copied works by canonical male artists—Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, and others—but altered the medium, employing, instead of oil and canvas, watercolor and paper in a reduced size. She had transposed the icons of male innovation into smaller, delicate, and less declarative feminine modes. Bidlo, by contrast, performing homage to the supposedly masculine force of Genius, copied classical modernist...

Contemporary Art

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
11,920 words

...the embodiment or instrument of progress. Around 1982 , artists such as Sherry Levine and Mike Bidlo began making and exhibiting quotational works. [ See Appropriation .] Levine copied works by canonical male artists— Fernand Léger , Paul Klee , and others—but altered the medium, employing, instead of oil and canvas, watercolor and paper in a reduced size. She had transposed the icons of male innovation into smaller, delicate, and less declarative feminine modes. Bidlo, by contrast, performing homage to the supposedly masculine force of Genius, copied...

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