Barbara Kruger (American, b. 1945)
DimensionsMat : 24 x 30 in. (60.96 x 76.2 cm)
Sheet : 9 x 23 3/4 in. (22.86 x 60.33 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelBarbara Kruger studied graphic design at Syracuse University and Parsons School of Design before landing a job in magazine publishing. She began making art in 1969, but it was another ten years before she developed her distinctive style of juxtaposing images and text to create critical commentaries on a wide range of social and cultural issues. Her work is often both sharp and funny, and she can be ruthless about exposing what she sees as hypocritical moralizing and abuses of power.