BARBARA KRUGER "SURVEILLANCE", 1983
Barbara Kruger is one of the world’s distinctive and provocative artists, known for her hybridized mass-media and text collages.
In 1970s New York, Barbara Kruger began her career in the advertising world. Shortly after she would change professional directions, dedicating herself to art making with an emphasis on cultural critique.
Her early (now iconic) collages combined provocative, and often cynical declaratory statements of, text atop glossy images that seemed to be from magazines or American advertising.
“Surveillance” is an excellent example of Kruger’s powerful approach and unique style. Here a man armed with a loupe is partially covered by a menacing slogan, “Surveillance is your busywork.” The viewer is confronted with a statement alluding to power politics; not just of commodity culture, but of gender politics and community hierarchies as well.
This series was produced as a project for the New York City Metro Transit Authority, and were displayed throughout the city’s subways in the 1980s.
This placard subway posteris in excellent condition and is a rare preserved example of Kruger's early street art.
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11"H 28"W (sheet)
13.25"H 30.25"W (framed)
Very good condition
Note: this work is framed with museum glass.
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