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The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artist

Print
ca. 1985-1990 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Offset lithograph
Brief Description
Print by the Guerrilla Girls, 'The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist', offset lithograph, ca. 1985-90
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'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 44.4cm
  • Width: 57.1cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1997
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'
Credit line
Given by Margaret Timmers.
Object history
One of a series criticising sexist and racist policies and behaviour in society and the art world in particular.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Ades, Dawn. Power for Art's Sake in The Power of the Poster. Ed. Margaret Timmers. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1998.pp. 98-99
  • 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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.623-1997

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record createdApril 8, 2009
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