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Acclaimed Artist Eleanor Antin’s Recent Series on View at SDMA


Aired 4/19/09

Alan Ray:   Picture Michelangelo's David, but with your husband or boyfriend's face.  Conceptual artist Eleanor Antin has super-sized the idea with a new series of large-scale tableaux photographs using modern, live humans in recreations of classic Greek and Roman historic and mythological themes and works.  Many of the photographs were staged in San Diego and La Jolla.  The San Diego Museum of Art presents the series in a solo exhibition titled Eleanor Antin: Historical Takes .

Eleanor Antin:  Historical Takes will be on view at the San Diego Museum of Art through November 2nd.  You can see images from the exhibtion on KPBS' Culture Lust blog .


  • Eleanor Antin is an acclaimed conceptual artist known for her work combining photography and performance.  A solo exhibition of her work is currently on display at the San Diego Museum of Art.

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