Sturtevant Study for Warhol Flowers (Étude I)
Inkjet printing on cotton canvas mounted on a wooden frame
8 x 8 inches (20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)
Titled and signed on the back, unnumbered, unframed
This work - ordered online from a website specializing in fakes - reproduces a work by the American artist Sturtevant based on Andy Warhol's famous Flowers, created from a photograph by Patricia Caulfield representing hibiscus, published in Modern Photography in 1964.
Warhol said he wanted to "be a machine"; the process of appropriation (of an appropriation of an appropriation) and of mechanization involved in Steve Giasson's repetition adapts this logic to the digital age.