Barbara Kruger
1945–

Introduction

Barbara Kruger (born January 26, 1945) is an American conceptual artist and collagist associated with the Pictures Generation. She is most known for her collage style that consists of black-and-white photographs, overlaid with declarative captions, stated in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed text. The phrases in her works often include pronouns such as "you", "your", "I", "we", and "they", addressing cultural constructions of power, identity, consumerism, and sexuality. Kruger's artistic mediums include photography, sculpture, graphic design, architecture, as well as video and audio installations.

Kruger lives and works in New York and Los Angeles. She is an Emerita Distinguished Professor of New Genres at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. In 2021, Kruger was included in Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People.

Wikidata identifier

Q262284

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Introduction

Kruger combines photograph-based images with slogans or aphorisms, deconstructing them visually and verbally. Her work appears in public spaces as well as on consumer merchandise.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, author, collagist, conceptual artist, designer, film critic, installation artist, lecturer, painter, photographer, publicist, writer

ULAN identifier

500118792

Names

Barbara Kruger, Barabra Kruger, Barbarah Kruger, Barbarah Ḳruger

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