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Julia ShermanFarewell Miss America 1969 - Re-enacted by Flawless Sabrina, Founder of Miss (Drag) America Pageant 1954, 2012. Excerpt from two-channel video installation. Courtesy the artist.

Miss America 1969 (left) delivers her farewell speech only to be interrupted by the sound of protestors, inaugurating the Women’s Liberation Movement. Flawless Sabrina (right) delivers a reenactment of the speech in his home in 2012. The Queen, a 1968 documentary film about Sabrina’s long-standing drag pageant inspired the feminist protest of the 1969 Miss America pageant.

Sherman currently participates in SculptureCenter’s 2012-2013 In Practice program, culminating in an exhibition of new work. Double Life opens at SculptureCenter on January 13, 5-7PM and runs through March 25.