BARBARA KRUGER "DEIN KÖRPER IST EIN SCHLACHTFELD", 1990.

Barbara Kruger (b. 1945) is one of the world's most provocative, distinctive and original American artists. 

In the early 1980's Kruger developed a distinctive visual language that was  influenced by her early work as a graphic designer for women's fashion magazines. Her work frequently consists of appropriated black-and-white photographs  overlaid with captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed. These works which range from playful to menacing, borrow their approach from both advertising and propaganda. 

The slogans Kruger uses, which are also the titles are frequently provocative maxims or slogans that question patriarchy, identity, gender politics and consumerism. 

Many of these ideas circulate Kruger's iconic and famous "Your Body is a Battleground" 

‘Dein Körper ist ein Schlachtfeld’ (1990) is an interesting and very rare iteration of this work, here realized in German. A blank sketch book’s cover and back cover depict the renowned work ‘Your Body is a Battlefield’ (1989).

The original work was produced in 1989 by Kruger for the Women’s March on Washington in support of reproductive freedom, a heated (and sadly ongoing) political issue in America. The composition originally included more text and was designed as a poster.

 

Kruger has frequently worked in large-scale public installation, and numbered editioned works are quite rare. This is an early and important work from a key moment in Kruger's illustrious career.  

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USA, 1990.

Silkscreen on blank artist's book.

All pages blank

8.5"W  12"H  0.5"D

Rubber stamped: "BARBARA KRUGER 1990 Auflage 300" inside cover.

From an edition of 300

Minor wear to one side, overall very good condition

 

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