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David Levine: Some of the People, All of the Time

May 24–July 8, 2018

Actor performing monologue in David Levine: Some of the People, All of the Time. Photo taken 5/23/18. (Photo: Rachel Papo, courtesy of Brooklyn Museum)

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In 1973 the artist Lynn Hershman Leeson began a private performance as the fictional character Roberta Breitmore. She started by checking into hotels using the name and eventually pursued other real-life activities as the character including opening a bank account and renting an apartment.
Her activities were documented in 144 artifacts including drawings, surveillance photos, and checks like this one!
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This screen print is from a larger series of works by the artist, which includes in total 6 silkscreen prints of insects. When all the prints are packaged together, they are placed in a linen box with a plastic cover. Inside the plastic cover is dirt from the artist, Edward Ruscha's, elementary school playground in Oklahoma. Ruscha favors the United States, and its landscape, as the subject of his works. In the larger context of the David Levine exhibition, this work can be viewed as a comment on swarms or crowds of people.