Definition of appropriationist in English:


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often • derogatory
  • An artist whose work contains reworkings of well-known images by other artists: [as modifier]: appropriationist art
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    • Through the late '70s and into the early '80s, it honed its take on the appropriationist methods that characterized the vanguard art of the period.
    • It was also difficult to see how the group's strategies differ from those of more rigorous appropriationists.
    • In the hands of a garden-variety appropriationist (who would purchase these objects rather than painstakingly make them), the hats would represent a satiric comment on the commodification of individualism.

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