Highly influential in the development of feminist and conceptual art, Barbara Kruger is most famous for her confrontational screenprints of the 1980s. Born in 1945 and a trained graphic designer, Kruger takes images from magazines and emblazons them with critical messages rendered in her signature typeface Futura Bold. Black, white, and red dominate her work, drawing on the color palette and spirit of the Russian Constructivists.… Read more
About the artwork
This recent print is classic Kruger, exhibiting the artist's characteristic emblazoning of confrontational slogans on black and white found images as well as her bold use of contrasting colors. Here Kruger employs her preferred method of juxtaposition to elicit a critical response from the audience. Taking a picture with a pair of expressive female eyes—clearly conveying fear, anxiety, and doubt—she then overwrites it with a call for individuals, in particular women, to find their own voice and to speak up for themselves. Known for her strongly sociopolitical visual statements, You're Right perfectly illustrates Kruger's artistic approach to tackling issues of justice in the world.