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Print - The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artist
  • The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artist
    Guerrilla Girls
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The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artist

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    USA (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1985-1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Guerrilla Girls (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret Timmers.

  • Museum number:

    E.623-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf DR52

Physical description

A print depicting black writing on a white background. The larger text in the upper part of the poster reads 'THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING A WOMAN ARTIST'.

Place of Origin

USA (made)

Date

ca. 1985-1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Guerrilla Girls (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'THE ADVANTAGES / OF BEING / A WOMAN ARTIST'
'Working without the pressure of sucess / Not having to be in shows with men...'
'A PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE FROM GUERRILLA GIRLS CONSCIENCE OF THE ART WORLD'

Dimensions

Height: 44.4 cm, Width: 57.1 cm

Object history note

One of a series criticising sexist and racist policies and behaviour in society and the art world in particular.

Descriptive line

Print by the Guerrilla Girls, 'The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist', offset lithograph, ca. 1985-90

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

pp. 98-99
Ades, Dawn. Power for Art's Sake in The Power of the Poster. Ed. Margaret Timmers. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1998.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1997
Stephen Coppel, Catherine Daunt, Susan Tallman ; with contributions from Isabel Seligman and Jennifer Ramkalawon The America Dream: pop to the present London : Thames & Hudson, in collaboration with the British Museum, 2017.

Materials

Paper; Material

Techniques

Offset lithograph; Technique

Subjects depicted

Sex discrimination

Categories

Prints; Posters; Feminism

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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