Guerrilla Girls, ‘Spy Mission’, 1998, Wright

Spy Mission was created for the exhibition Urban Encounters at the New Museum in 1998.

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Signature: Signed and numbered to upper edge of envelope '42/50

Urban Encoutners, 16 July - 20 September 1998, New Museum, New York

Material Culture, The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 1, 30 April 2016, Lot 329 | Private Collection

About Guerrilla Girls

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.