- Name: Barbara Kruger
- Born: 01/26/1945 (76 years old)
Barbara Kruger (born January 26, 1945) is an American conceptual artist and collagist. Most of her work 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 lives and works in New York and Los Angeles. Kruger is a Distinguished Professor of New Genres at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
Works: I shop therefore I am (1987), Your body is a battleground (1985), You Are Not Yourself (1981), Untitled (You Invest in the Divinity of the Masterpiece) (1982), Face It (Green) (2007), Untitled (Know nothing, Believe anything, Forget everything) (2014)
Awards: Venice Biennale, Goslar
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Barbara Kruger quotes :
Prominence is cool, but when the delusion kicks in it can be a drag. Especially if you choose to surround yourself with friends and not acolytes.Barbara Kruger
Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level, as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways.Barbara Kruger
All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary.Barbara Kruger