Monday, March 23, 2009

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (It's a small world but not if you have to clean it) 


Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Endangered Species)

Barbara Kruger, We will no longer be seen and not heard


Barbara Kruger, Untitled - Hate


Barbara Kruger, Untitled (I shop therefore I am)


Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Thinking of you)

Barbara Kruger combines unsettling slogans with found or fabricated images from popular culture -- photographs from magazines, posters, and movies. The images are often fragmented, and the arresting slogans allude to physical and emotional violation. For example, one untitled composition is a picture of a hand holding an exploding firecracker. Its label reads “You are an Experiment on Terror.” Her art uses our willingness to receive media’s messages against us in order to alert us to our collusion in cultural group-think.


(text taken from artandculture.com)

19 comments:

Pretty Little World said...

I love these -- and while some are funny, we just started a unit on visual rhetoric and her art would be a perfect example of arguments in imagery.

Wonderful find!!

creative kerfuffle said...

i like these. love the first one : ) he he he. yes, cos i'm twisted like that.

Char said...

I never really realized these were all the product of one mind! brilliant.

boylerpf said...

Very, very different! Not sure if I would hang them on my wall, but they are interesting to look at and ponder!

Blogalicious Designs said...

the kitten one is my fav...so funny

Fresh Paper said...

I love Barbara Kruger. I'm all about feminist art.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I always wondered who made that "masturbate kitten" image. These are great - especially the "thinking of you" one.

Jake Hammell said...

Hang on a tick, the kitten image is slightly changed original by some guy on fark.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_time_you_masturbate

My only question is, what's the rule on kitten killing when it comes to mutual masturbation?

E.K. said...

I really like her work. There's a great piece here at the Denver Art Museum.

K.Line said...

The kitten slogan is hilarious!

drollgirl said...

SHIT!!! jake, i think you are right. i think the kitty/masturbate pic was a parody of barbara kruger's work. my mistake!!! i removed the pic even though i loved it.

terribly sorry folks for the mistake. boo. i hate when i goof like that.

Kellie said...

These are great! I've never seen them before!

I also have an award for you that I'm posting up this afternoon. Thanks for keeping my day interesting! :)

Diana said...

These are hilarious

Eeli said...

These are so cool!!! Gotta love experimental art. I almost about cringed seeing the third (no) pic. Its so true! :)

Btw, we'll all get there someday...perhaps. Sometimes I believe I'm all four or atleast its attainable at some stages but its all subjective isn't it" :(

...love Maegan said...

love them ...HATE is my favorite.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Wow. I'm just floored. I love this sort of art.

Awesome Sara said...

i didn't even realize they were created by an artist person!! i always thought they were cool advertisments.

Connie Hsiu said...

what a wonderful tag! i loved reading that :)

sallymandy said...

Interesting! I was about to say I loved them--I did love the first one about the small world, except when you have to clean it. But some of the others are a little more, as you said, unsettling. Pretty cool, really. Thanks.