Whitney: Anarchy and Mayhem, David Smith and Sherrie Levine shows.http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/museums/the-whitney-anarchy-and-mayhem/1938/
Levine basically dares you with her work. After Walker Evans—photographs of Evans’ well-known photographs—questions so many of the basic precepts of photography and artmaking, including ownership and originality. It’s Evans’ composition and subject choice, but it is Levine’s photo of his photo. (Another artist took it a step further and yet photographed Levine’s Evans appropriation.) It may be tacky, but then again, it acknowledges the original source and provides even more exposure for his remarkable photos while raising meaty questions.