In celebration of my 500th post (woot!), I present for your consideration the art of Barbara Kruger. I bequeath this exultant honor not without ambivalence. Certainly Kruger understands the effective and maybe even inevitable union between feminist art and pop iconography, but I bristle at the literalism which plagues her work and am generally suspicious of any work of (non-narrative) visual art in pursuit of a political agenda (l’art pour l’art, dammit).

Nevertheless, some of these images are provocative and worth some feminist thought. Apologies for not properly identifying the names/dates of these pieces. Lo! Google image searches are not conducive to proper citation.















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