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Eleanor Antin is one of the most popular and richest Conceptual Artist who was born on February 27, 1935 in New York, New York, United States. Multimedia conceptual artist whose best-known works included “100 Boots,” “Carving: A Traditional Sculpture,” and “The Eight Temptations,” the latter two being from 1972.
Her “Blood of a Poet Box” included a collection of blood samples from 100 poets and was inspired by Jean Cocteau‘s film “Le Sang d’un Poète” or “The Blood of a Poet” from 1930.
She was born into a Polish Jewish family who came to the United States shortly before she was born. She married the writer and critic David Antin in 1961. She and Antin met at City College.
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Eleanor Antin is one of the richest Conceptual Artist from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Eleanor Antin's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)
She studied art, writing, and acting in New York City and later taught at the University of California, San Diego. She and Ossie Davis performed a staged reading together at the first NAACP convention.
Her socially-themed work “Representational Painting” was made up of video recordings in which she applied and re-applied makeup in order to try to find the right face to present to the world.
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Eleanor Ranked on the list of most popular Conceptual Artist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Eleanor Antin celebrates birthday on February 27 of every year.
Eleanor Antin (née Fineman; February 27, 1935) is an American performance artist, film-maker, installation artist, conceptual artist and feminist artist..
Eleanor Fineman was born in the Bronx on February 27, 1935..
She had one sister, Marcia, born 1940. .
She attended the Music and Art High School in New York, New School for Social Research, and the City College of New York, graduating in 1958..
When she began her artistic career in New York, she started off as a painter and later turned to making assemblages, but starting in the 1960s she began to do the conceptual projects that would become her focus..
At CCNY she met fellow student David Antin, a poet and art critic who would become her husband in 1961..
The first was Blood of a Poet Box (1965-1968), in which she took blood samples from poets and put them on slides..
She and her husband moved to San Diego in 1968 with their infant son, Blaise Antin..
In 1969, she created a portrait, Molly Barnes, out of "a lush lavender bath rug, a noisy electric Lady Schick razor, a patch of spilled talcum powder and a scattering of pink and yellow pills." Molly Barnes was just one of a series of "semantic portraits of people, sometimes real, some-times fictional, [made] out of configurations of brand-new consumer goods" that Antin created..
In the 1970s/80s, she created several videos in which she played invented personae, including an Elizabethan-style king, a Romantic-era ballerina, a contemporary black movie star called Eleanora Antinova, and Eleanor Nightingale, a character that is a combination of Florence Nightingale and the artist herself..
In this project, she set up 100 boots in various configurations and settings, photographed them, and created 51 postcards of the images that were mailed to hundreds of recipients around the world from 1971-73. 100 Boots relied on the recipients to remember and construct the boots' adventures, as the postcards were mailed out at intervals ranging from 3 days to 5 weeks "depending upon what [Antin] took to be the 'internal necessities' of the narrative." It documents the boots in a mock picaresque photo diary, beginning at the Pacific Ocean and ending in New York City, where their journey was presented in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. .
In a famous performance work of 1972, Carving: A Traditional Sculpture, Antin photographed her naked body at 148 successive stages during a month of crash-dieting..
In The Eight Temptations, 1972, Antin poses in mock histrionic gestures, resisting the temptation to eat snack foods that would violate her diet..
This project encompassed four videos: The King (1972), The Ballerina and the Bum (1974), The Adventures of a Nurse (1976), and From the Archives of Modern Art (1987)..
Her image is included in the iconic 1972 poster Some Living American Women Artists by Mary Beth Edelson..
She taught at the University of California at Irvine from 1974–79, and from 1979 was a professor of visual arts at the University of California at San Diego..
In 1974, Antin described these impersonations as part of her overarching interest in the transformational nature of the self: "I was interested in defining the limits of myself..
More recently, Antin completed two large scale photographic series inspired by Roman history and mythology: The Last Days of Pompeii, 2002, and Roman Allegories, 2005..
In a 2009 interview, Antin described her path to becoming an artist: "When I was a kid, I didn't know what kind of artist I was..
In 2013, Antin published an autobiographical novel, Conversations with Stalin, about "a young girl's struggle to find her way from her crazy dysfunctional family of first generation Jewish Stalinist immigrants", and "her desperate, endearing, often hilarious quest for art, self, revolution and sex, abetted by a kindly avuncular Stalin dispensing bizarre advice.".