Untitled (It's our pleasure to disgust you)

1989

Object

Artist

Barbara Kruger, American, 1945-
Born: Newark, NJ
Work Locations: New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA

Country

Object Info

Object: print
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2001.771

Medium/Technique

Photographic silkscreen on vinyl

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Dimensions

image height: 90 in, 228.6000 cm; image width: 77 in, 195.5800 cm

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Caption

Barbara Kruger 
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

Extended Info

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

Exhibition History

  • "Focus: The Figure"—Denver Art Museum, 08/09/2008 - 02/2011