No Substitute: Reading the Collaborative Work of Louise Lawler and Sherrie Levine will be about the mysterious and mercurial collaboration of Louise Lawler and Sherrie Levine under the name “A Picture is No Substitute for Anything.” In the early 1980s they conceived of and executed a series of understated works, alternately consisting of printed texts and contrived social situations. This article will be the first publication devoted entirely to Lawler and Levine’s collaboration.

Liz Linden is an artist based in New York City. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally including at such venues as the New Museum in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, FRAC Ile-de-France/Le Plateau in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Her writing has appeared in recent issues of Art Journal and Third Text. Target Practice, an artist’s book/monograph on her work, was recently published by Surf Street Press.