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Barbara Kruger, ‘Surveillance is your busywork’, ca. 1983, RAW Editions
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Barbara Kruger

Surveillance is your busywork, ca. 1983

Lithograph in colours, Printed on thick paper/card
10 9/10 × 28 in
27.7 × 71 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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London
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RAW Editions
London

Original Subway Poster
An unused New York City subway placard poster for the project on U.S. public …

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Print
Condition
In excellent condition.
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Frame
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Barbara Kruger
American, b. 1945
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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.

Barbara Kruger, ‘Surveillance is your busywork’, ca. 1983, RAW Editions
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About the work
Provenance
RAW Editions
London

Original Subway Poster
An unused New York City subway placard poster for the project on U.S. public transport enacted by Kruger in the 1980s.

Unused subway placard poster for a project on US public transport in the 1980s. Kruger first released her ‘Surveillance’ image in 1983, it has appeared in two versions, both …

Medium
Print
Condition
In excellent condition.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Barbara Kruger
American, b. 1945
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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.

Barbara Kruger

Surveillance is your busywork, ca. 1983

Lithograph in colours, Printed on thick paper/card
10 9/10 × 28 in
27.7 × 71 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Sold
Location
London
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