Barbara Kruger

b. 1945

Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist and collagist based in New York and Los Angeles. She is most known for her collage style that consists of black-and-white photographs, overlaid with declarative captions, stated in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed text.The phrases in her works often include pronouns such as "you", "your", "I", "we", and "they", addressing cultural constructions of power, identity, consumerism, and sexuality. In 1982, Kruger represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, and in 2005, she was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. She has also shown at Documenta and the Whitney Biennial. Kruger has enjoyed solo exhibitions at some of the world’s most prestigious museums and created site-specific installations for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.


Barbara Kruger

Untitled (Read Between the Lines), 1989

Edition 43 of 50

Etching and aquatint on paper

27.875 x 23 in

(33 x 25 in Framed)  



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