As I begin to finish up my last essay, I allow myself a little break. Are heading to town to meet two close friends, first of all Amela, who is home from London where she studies architecture. Nastassja, as I wrote about just recently, is coming too. We don’t have time to meet up all three of us that often, so this is a big moment. To catch up before Christmas, before Amela goes back and I move away from Europe.
The post-modern artist I picked to write about is Barbara Kruger, who produced the famous I shop therefore I am. But I did not choose that one. Mine is below, and I must say Ms Kruger is surprisingly fascinating. Much of her text questions about feminism, classicism, consumerism, and individual desire. I like her!
Barbara Kruger’s graphic work usually consists of black-and-white photographs with overlaid captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. I think you have seen it. I love the quote by her “I just say I’m an artist who works with pictures and words“.