Debossed archival pigment print on surface Gampi and Strathmore Bristol paper (chine collé)
Edition of 36
17 ½ x 17 inches
b. 1945, Newark, NJ
A conceptual artist and designer best known for her work that utilize cutting texts to explore issues of feminism, classicism, consumerism and individual autonomy and desire, Barbara Kruger was awarded The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art . Upcoming solo shows include the highly-anticipated installation “Belief+Doubt” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on August 20. Recent highlights include the large-scale intervention on the site of the Whitney Museum’s future downtown building, the cover art for W Magazine’s November, 2010 art issue, and the façade installation for the Art Gallery of Ontario. Group shows include the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2004); Tate, Liverpool (2002); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1988), as well as ‘That’s the Way We Do It: The Techniques and Aesthetic of Appropriation’ at the Kunsthaus Bregenz from April 16 to July 3, 2011.