Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger (°1945, USA)
A Conceptual artist known for her combination of type and image that conveys a direct feminist cultural critique. Her works examine stereotypes and the behaviors of consumerism with text layered over mass-media images. Kruger uses language to broadcast her ideas in prints, T-shirts, posters, photographs, electronic signs and billboards. She tries to explore “what it means to live in a society that's seemingly shock-proof, yet still is compelled to exercise secrecy”. Kruger first worked as a graphic designer and art director, and her early career path directly influenced the evolution of her style.

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Works

Barbara Kruger Gib acht auf den Moment wenn Stolz sich in Verachtung wandelt (pay attention to the moment when prides turns into contempt), 1990 Eight screenprints in colours, on wove paper flush-mounted to foam board 250 x 355