The Picture Generation Artist Who “Plundered” on Paper

By Thea Hawlin

Who? “I think of myself as a robber,” Sarah Charlesworth once declared. “I plunder and pillage on paper… I possess these things and give them my own meaning.” With peers like Cindy Sherman and Louise Lawler, Charlesworth was one of the key figures of the Picture Generation, a group of New York-based conceptual artists working in the 1970s and 80s.

Charlesworth began her career as a painter, graduating from Barnard College in 1969, but when she…

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