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Barbara Kruger was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1945. She studied at the Syracuse School of Visual Arts. Upon completion she was a student of Diane Arbus at Parson’s School of Design in New York. She began her career working for madomoiselle magazine where she was promoted to head designer. Her background in design is evident in the work for which she is now internationally renowned.

She layers found photographs from existing sources with pithy and aggressive text that involves the viewer in the struggle for power and control that her captions speak to. In their trademark black letters against a slash of red background, some of her instantly recognizable slogans read “I shop therefore I am,” and “Your body is a battleground." Much of her text questions the viewer about feminism, classicism, consumerism, and individual autonomy and desire. She has taught at the California Institute of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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