Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Barbara Kruger (born January 26, 1945) is an American conceptual artist. Much of her work consists of black-and-white photographs overlaid with declarative captions-in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed. The phrases in her works often include use of pronouns such as "you," "your," "I," "we," and "they." Kruger was born in Newark, New Jersey. After attending Syracuse University and studying art and design with Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel at Parsons School of Design in New York, Kruger obtained a design job at Cond Nast Publications. She initially worked at Mademoiselle Magazine and later at House and Garden, Aperture, and other publications. Much of Kruger's work engages the merging of found photographs from existing sources with pithy and aggressive text that involves the viewer in the struggle for power and control that her captions speak to. In their trademark white letters against a slash of red background, some of her instantly recognizable slogans read "I shop therefore I am," and "Your body is a battleground."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135691325
  • 9786135691320