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This is the most comprehensive publication ever produced on the work of American artist Barbara Kruger. Kruger, one of the most influential artists of the last three decades, uses pictures and words through a wide variety of media and sites to raise issues of power, sexuality, and representation. Her works include photographic prints on paper and vinyl, etched metal plates, sculpture, video, installations, billboards, posters, magazine and book covers, T-shirts, shopping bags, postcards, and newspaper op-ed pieces. This book serves as the catalogue for the first major one-person exhibition of Kruger's work to be mounted in the United States. The book, designed by Lorraine Wild in collaboration with the artist, contains texts by Rosalyn Deutsche, Katherine Dieckermann, Ann Goldstein, Steven Heller, Gary Indiana, Carol Squiers and Lynne Tillman on subjects associated with Kruger's work, including photography, graphic design, public space, power and representation, as well as an extensive exhibition history, bibliography and checklist of the exhibition. The cover features a new piece by Kruger, entitled "Thinking of You", created especially for the catalogue. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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