Untitled (The war for me to become you)

This work embodies Kruger’s signature mashups of provocative statements and boldly appropriated imagery, which she describes as deriving from her understanding of people’s short attention spans. Another edition of The War For Me to Become You fetched $32,000 in a 2006 benefit auction.

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About Barbara Kruger

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.

American, b. 1945, Newark, New Jersey, based in New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
In the Tower: Barbara Kruger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
2015
Black or White, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2014
Perspectives, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2013
The Art of Chess, NextLevel Galerie, Paris