Barbara Kruger

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Untitled (Want Me), 2009 © Courtesy the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Untitled (We decorate your life) Collage 17,7 X 17,8 Cm © Barbara Kruger
Untitled, 2005
Untitled (Pledge), 1988 Photographic Silkscreen On Vinyl 124 X 80 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Fisher Landau Center for Art
© Courtesy of the artist & Mary Boone Gallery - 24th St.
Untitled (Open Wide), 2001 Photographic Silkscreen Ink On Vinyl 84 X 130 Inches
Plenty (installation view), 2008 Video Billboard On Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Ca © Courtesy the artist and West of Rome
Untitled (Not cruel enough) , 1997 Photographic Silkscreen On Vinyl 109 X 109 In. © The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Gift of Vivian and Hans Buehler
Untitled (He entered shop after shop...), 2011 Archival Pigment Print 48 X 66 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Installation View © Courtesy of the artist & Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Untitled (We construct the chorus of missing persons), 1983 Gelatin Silver Mural Prints With Painted Artist’S Frame Overall: 121 7/8 X 72 7/8 X 2 In. (309.6 X 185.1 X 5.1 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Untitled (Money Makes Money), 2001 Screen Print On Vinyl © Barbara Kruger, courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami, reproduced by permission from Spruth Magers Berlin London
Ohne Titel , 1994/1995 Siebdruck & Collage, Papier & Metall © Courtesy of the artist & The Museum Ludwig Köln
Belief and Doubt, 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & TheHirshhorn Museum
Matisse Blue Dress, 2013 Acrylic With Collage Of Various Papers, Pastel, And Digital Photographs On Arches Paper. © Courtesy of Imlay Gallery and the artist.
Untitled (We are your circumstantial evidence), 1981
Belief+Doubt, 2012 © © Barbara Kruger. Photo: Cathy Carver
Belief+Doubt, 2012 © Barbara Kruger. Photo: Cathy Carver
Belief+Doubt, 2012 © © Barbara Kruger
Quick Facts
Newark, New Jersey
Birth year
Lives in
New York City and Los Angeles
Works in
New York City and Los Angeles
Current Exhibitions and Events
Feb, 2018
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb, 2018
New LACE Edition with Barbara Kruger
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist. Much of Kruger's graphic work consists of black-and-white photographs with overlaid captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. The phrases included in her work are usually declarative, and make common use of such pronouns as "you", "I", "we", and "they". The juxtaposition of imagery and text containing criticism of sexism and the circulation of power within cultures is a recurring motif in Kruger's work.

Her words and pictures have been displayed in both galleries and public spaces, as well as framed and unframed photographs, posters, postcards, t-shirts, electronic signboards, billboards and on a train station platform in Strasbourg, France. For the past decade Kruger has created installations of video, film, audio and projection. Enveloping the viewer with the seductions of direct address, her work is consistently about the kindnesses and brutalities of social life: about how we are to one another.



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