Barbara Kruger, I Shop Therefore I Am


Barbara Kruger (1945, American)

I Shop Therefore I Am, 1990

Medium: Photolithograph on paper shopping bag

Edition size: 9000

Bag dimensions: 43.9 x 27.3 cm

Publisher: Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Printer: Zechel & Co. GmbH, Oberndorf/Neckar, Germany

Condition: Very good

In stock

Barbara Kruger, I Shop Therefore I Am

Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist known for her pioneering work in the fields of photography, graphic design, and feminist activism. Kruger’s art is characterized by its use of found photographs, bold typography, and incisive critiques of power and social inequality. Her signature style involves layering photographs with text that often takes the form of sharp, satirical captions or slogans. The images and text are combined in such a way as to challenge the viewer’s assumptions about the world and to encourage reflection on the cultural and political forces that shape our lives. In works like Your Body is a Battleground (1989), for example, Barbara Kruger used powerful imagery and biting text to critique the way in which women’s bodies are commodified and objectified in a patriarchal society. In this and other works, she used her art as a form of political activism, speaking out against social injustice and calling for a more equitable and inclusive world. Kruger’s work has had a profound impact on the art world, influencing a new generation of artists who use photography, text, and design to engage with political and cultural issues. Her unique style and powerful message have earned her widespread recognition and praise, and her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and retrospectives around the world. Some of Kruger’s most celebrated solo shows were held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and the The Art Institute of Chicago. Barbara Kruger was born in 1945 in Newark, New Jersey.


Limited Edition Print, Multiple


Political Art, Contemporary Art, Pop Art, Text-based Art, Women Artists



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