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Produced in 1983 by artist Barbara Kruger for a project with New York City’s Metro Transit Authority

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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.

High auction record
$902.5k, Christie's, 2011
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions): (1990/2018)MOCA
2016
Barbara Kruger: Belief+DoubtHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In the Tower: Barbara KrugerNational Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Surveillance Is Your Busywork, ca. 1983

Offset lithograph in colors
11 × 28 in
27.9 × 71.1 cm
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EFA
EHC Fine Art

Produced in 1983 by artist Barbara Kruger for a project with New York City’s Metro Transit Authority

Medium
Signature
Unsigned

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.

High auction record
$902.5k, Christie's, 2011
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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