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Patricia Lee in conversation with Briony Fer – Sturtevant: Warhol Marilyn

22 feb 2016
Public talk
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London.

We are pleased to announce that on Monday 22 February Patricia Lee will be in conversation with Briony Fer at Central Saint Martins discussing the work of Elaine Sturtevant. For this event, Lee will be drawing from her One Work book Sturtevant: Warhol Marilyn which focuses on how Sturtevant’s work reveals a decisive shift in thinking about artistic authorship and the originality of the contemporary artwork.

Sturtevant (as she preferred to be called) remade and exhibited works by other artists, among them Andy Warhol’s 1962 silkscreen portraits of Marilyn Monroe. In her book, Lee discusses the way Sturtevant’s methodology challenged contemporary interpretations of modernism, and addresses the cultural significance of both Warhol and Marilyn as well as the consequences of celebrity culture for art practice.

Patricia Lee is a writer, lecturer and scholar of contemporary art.

Briony Fer is a writer and Professor of History of Art at UCL.

Patricia Lee in conversation with Briony Fer
Monday 22 February 2016, 17:30

LVMH Lecture Theatre
Central Saint Martins
University of the Arts London
Granary Building
1 Granary Square

This event is free but booking is essential. To reserve a seat please email:

This event is presented in conjunction with University of the Arts London Monday Guest Lecture Series.
The One Work series is distributed by The MIT Press.