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Profile: Barbara Kruger
Affiliated Movements: Postmodernism, Pop Art

Affiliated Artists:
Sherrie Levine
Andy Warhol
Jenny Holzer
Richard Prince
Robert Rauschenberg

* The placement of other artists in the same categoryis purely for didactic purposes - any number alternate criteria could result in a different choice. This list is chosen by suggesting other artists, mostly working at the same point in time and whose work might evoke similar questions in the viewer.

André Breton- condensation cube


Barbara Kruger - You are the Perfect Crime
Barbara Kruger,  You Are the Perfect Crime, 1980


The majority of Kruger's graphic work consists of black-and-white photographs overlaid with captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique.  The text used in her work are typically declarative phrases that make use of pronouns such as "you", "I", "we", and "they".  Kruger contrasts image and text to denounce sexism and the distribution of power within cultures; this is a recurrent theme in her work.


Early Works

Barbara Kruger - I shop therefore I amUntitled (I shop therefore I am), 1980 Barbara Kruger - Your body is a battlegroundYour Body is a Battleground, 1980 Barbara Kruger -Thinking of you.Thinking of  You, 1980

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