- Barbara Kruger, American, 1945-
- Born: Newark, NJ
- Work Locations: New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA
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Untitled (It's our pleasure to disgust you), 1989
Photographic silkscreen on vinyl
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2001.771 © Barbara Kruger and courtesy Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Barbara Kruger approaches the issue of women’s oppression by adapting consumer-oriented advertisements to convey highly charged messages about women’s roles in society. Not surprisingly, she spent nearly a decade at Mademoiselle magazine, absorbing the techniques of “the sell,” before turning to her art full-time. In appropriating the photograph of a crucified body wearing a gas mask as a central image, does she fulfill the expectations of those who expect to be disgusted by contemporary art?
© Barbara Kruger and courtesy Mary Boone Gallery, New York
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