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Eleanor Antin (b. 1935 in New York City) is a performance artist, film-maker and installation artist. For more than three decades, Antin has been a notable presence on the American art scene. A native of New York, she eventually made her home in Southern California. She has been granted dozens of solo exhibitions, as well as represented in countless group exhibitions. Sometimes compared to contemporaries such as Carolee Schneemann and Judy Chicago, Antin's work is largely concerned with issues of identity and the role of women in society.
100 Boots is Antin's best-known conceptual work, consisting of 51 postcards that were mailed to hundreds of recipients around the world from 1971 to 1973. 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 exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. In a famous performance work of 1972, Carving: A Traditional Sculpture, Antin photographed her naked body at 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. More recently, Antin has completed two large scale photographic series inspired by Roman history and mythology: The Last Days of Pompeii, 2002, and Roman Allegories, 2005.
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