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  • Artist Biography

    Barbara Kruger

    Cool yet critical, Barbara Kruger’s advertising-influenced conceptual works address and challenge cultural constructions of power, identity, consumerism, and sexuality through their aggressively direct interrogations of the iniquities of modern life. Often employing the use of direct address and inclusive personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” and “they,” Kruger’s aphorisms are unspecific and all-encompassing; the accusatory ambiguity of Kruger’s artworks unflinchingly implicates the viewer, society, and the artist herself for the omnipresent societal sins of our time.

    Kruger’s work is deeply ironic and thoroughly anti-hierarchical, criticisms delivered through a panoply of media for indiscriminate and immediate reception. Her moralizing messages, memento mori for the digital age, have been featured on museum walls as well as on t-shirts, billboards, and the façade of an infamous Frankfurt department store; they have become so ubiquitous that they seem to emanate from inside of our own consciences. Kruger has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

     
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Gib acht auf den Moment wenn Stolz sich in Verachtung wandelt (Watch the Moment when Pride Changes to Contempt)

1990
The complete set of eight screenprints, on thin wove paper, the full sheets (designed to be tessellated), loose (as issued) contained in the original grey linen-covered portfolio with affixed title.
portfolio 128 x 92 cm (50 3/8 x 36 1/4 in.)
overall 250 x 355.2 cm (98 3/8 x 139 7/8 in.)

Signed and numbered 6/30 in black ink on a label affixed to the inside of the portfolio, published by Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £6,875

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London Auction 7 June 2018