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Guerrilla Girls, ‘Palladium, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Poster’, 1985, James Fuentes
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Palladium, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Poster, 1985

Poster
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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New York
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Guerrilla Girls
Active 1985
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Guerrilla Girls is an anonymous collective of feminist women artists whose incisive social and economic commentary addresses systemic biases against women and people of color in the art world, often from within the institutional contexts their work critiques. Guerrilla Girls formed in New York in 1985 when the group produced a series of protest posters highlighting the stunning paucity of female artists, and near-total absence of black artists, represented in major museums and art galleries. The iconic posters employed polished graphic design and catchy slogans, inverting mainstream marketing tactics to lambast the willingness of artistic institutions to exploit the female body while excluding female narratives. Guerrilla Girls’ brazen approach to protest art proved both effective and influential, and the group continues to successfully spark dialogues about representation and diversity.

Jenny Holzer
American, b. 1950
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Jenny Holzer’s truisms, such as “Abuse of power comes as no surprise” and “Protect me from what I want,” have appeared on posters, billboards, and even condoms, and as LED signs and monumental light projections. Whether questioning consumerism, describing torture, or lamenting death and disease, her use of language (sometimes mistaken for advertising when installed in public spaces) is designed to agitate and disturb. Holzer’s recent work ranges from silk-screened paintings of declassified government memos to a large-scale poetry and light installation in the lobby of 7 World Trade Center, New York. In 1990, Holzer received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale.

Guerrilla Girls, ‘Palladium, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Poster’, 1985, James Fuentes
Guerrilla Girls, ‘Palladium, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Poster’, 1985, James Fuentes
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About the work
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Guerrilla Girls
Active 1985
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Guerrilla Girls is an anonymous collective of feminist women artists whose incisive social and economic commentary addresses systemic biases against women and people of color in the art world, often from within the institutional contexts their work critiques. Guerrilla Girls formed in New York in 1985 when the group produced a series of protest posters highlighting the stunning paucity of female artists, and near-total absence of black artists, represented in major museums and art galleries. The iconic posters employed polished graphic design and catchy slogans, inverting mainstream marketing tactics to lambast the willingness of artistic institutions to exploit the female body while excluding female narratives. Guerrilla Girls’ brazen approach to protest art proved both effective and influential, and the group continues to successfully spark dialogues about representation and diversity.

Jenny Holzer
American, b. 1950
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Jenny Holzer’s truisms, such as “Abuse of power comes as no surprise” and “Protect me from what I want,” have appeared on posters, billboards, and even condoms, and as LED signs and monumental light projections. Whether questioning consumerism, describing torture, or lamenting death and disease, her use of language (sometimes mistaken for advertising when installed in public spaces) is designed to agitate and disturb. Holzer’s recent work ranges from silk-screened paintings of declassified government memos to a large-scale poetry and light installation in the lobby of 7 World Trade Center, New York. In 1990, Holzer received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale.

Palladium, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Poster, 1985

Poster
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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