Untitled (You have Searched and Destroyed) by Barbara Kruger

The American artist, Kruger is best known for artworks that combine images with text to examine issues of power and control.

Details

Medium:
Photograph in artist frame
Dimensions:
104 x 126 cm
Art Fund grant:
£82,362 ( Total: £82,362)
Acquired in:
2010
Vendor:
Sprüth Magers Gallery

This work features her trademark designs: a found black and white image (probably sourced from 1980s advertising) overlaid with a short black and white text contained within a red frame. In this work Kruger combines seemingly disparate words and image to provoke thoughts and associations in the mind of the viewer. Kruger's work will be a valuable international addition to the Glasgow photography collection as well as enhancing the gallery's collection of works by artists who champion issues relating to women's rights. This photograph was presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, GLASGOW Strathclyde G1 3AZ 01412 873 050 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/GoMA

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