Barbara Kruger, ‘Untitled (You Can Dress Him Up But You Can't Take Him Out; My Hero!)’, 1986, Sotheby's

Property from the Collection of Hillman Holland, Atlanta

Executed in 1986, this work is number 4 from an edition of 6.

Atlanta, Hillman Holland Fine Arts, Barbara Kruger, September 1986

Kate Linker, Ed., Love for Sale: The Words and Pictures of Barbara Kruger, New York 1990, p. 91

Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 1986

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