Set of 16 postcards, 1981-1983
16 double-sided b/w postcards. Published by Folio, NY.
4 1/2h x 6w in / 11.43h x 15.24w cm
Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist and collagist associated with the Pictures Generation. She is recognized for her iconic collaged black-and-white photographs, overlaid with declarative captions. These phrases paired with such pronouns as “you,” “your, “I,” “we,” and “they,” address cultural constructions of power, identity, consumerism, and sexuality. Kruger utilizies mass communication and advertising techniques to explore these issues and is aligned with with such feminist post modern artists as Jenny Holzer and Sherrie Levine who implement similar techniques. Kruger states that she works, “...with pictures and words because they have the ability to determine who we are and who we aren't.”