In this suite Bob & Roberta Smith presents a very personal idiosyncratic top ten list of inspirational women including Rosa Luxembourg, Andrea Dworkin, Suzanne Moore, Julie Burchill, Hannah Arendt, Billie Holiday, Maya Angelou, Bessie Smith, Bidisha, Naomi Wolf.
For Bob & Roberta "The Feminist writers, journalists and musicians in Feminist Icons simply talk good sense. Like all really radical thinkers, what they say and sing is obvious, honest and truthful. Society, which itself is distorted, marginalises the opinions of those who do not maintain its distortions."
Publisher: Paupers Press, London
About Bob and Roberta Smith
Bob and Roberta Smith is a pseudonym for the British artist Patrick Brill, whose politically inflected art explores language and its ability to manipulate and inspire. His paintings, executed with sign makers' paints and brushes on board, take the form of slogans, such as Make Art Not War, now in the collection of the Tate in London. A provocateur, he has run for Parliament and has said, "Make your own damn art. Do not expect me to do it for you."
British, b. 1963, London, United Kingdom