Skarstedt

Barbara Kruger: Early Works, Skarstedt, 23 Old Bond Street, London W1, until
11th April 2015

Barbara Kruger,  Untitled (You kill time), 1983,  black and white photograph, 72 x 49 in.  © Barbara Kruger, Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt

Barbara Kruger,
Untitled (You kill time), 1983,
black and white photograph, 72 x 49 in.
© Barbara Kruger, Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt

These early works by the American artist Barbara Kruger date from the 1980s. The large black and white photographs have great impact, partly due to their red enamel frames but more so to the overlaid Futura type captions which help form the questions the artist poses be it about identity, power or sexuality. Kruger herself says “In my work I try to question the seemingly natural appearance of images through the textual commentary which accompanies them.”

Barbara Kruger,  Untitled (We are your circumstantial evidence), 1981,  black and white photograph,  91 1.2 x 61 1.2 in.  © Barbara Kruger, Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt

Barbara Kruger,
Untitled (We are your circumstantial evidence), 1981,
black and white photograph, 91 1.2 x 61 1.2 in.
© Barbara Kruger, Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt

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