Barbara Kruger
American, born 1945
High auction record
$903k, Christie's, 2011
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Blind Idealism Is...),
High Line Art
Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt,
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In the Tower: Barbara Kruger,
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Best known for laying aggressively directive slogans over black-and-white photographs that she finds in magazines, Barbara Kruger developed a visual language that was strongly influenced by her early work as a graphic designer (at magazines including House and Garden, Mademoiselle, and Aperture). Among her most famous pieces are I shop, therefore I am (1987) and Your body is a battleground (1985). Informed by feminism, Kruger's work critiques consumerism and desire, and has appeared on billboards, bus cards, posters and in public parks, train station platforms, and other public spaces. She has also created site-specific installations comprised of video, film, audio, and projection.

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