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Barbara Kruger (American, b.1945)
LOT ID: 94636
Untitled (How come only the unborn have the right to life?), 1982

Mixed Media, photograph and type on paper
8.75 х 5.88 in. (22.22 x 14.94 cm.)
Other, Provenance label from Mary Boone Gallery verso
Lot description
Executed in 1982/1992.

An excellent example of Kruger's early "paste-up" explorations of text and image, "Untitled (How come only the unborn have the right to life?)" presents Kruger's masterful transformation of the language of advertising into powerful, potent juxtapositions. A rarely seen early collage, "Untitled" offers a unique view of Kruger's intricate, hand-assembled works. Used to combat the rise of the "pro-life" agenda and to draw upon the contradictions it presents, "Untitled" fuses the ghostly image of a woman's face with the sentence "How come only the unborn have the right to life?".

This work was included in the exhibition "Barbara Kruger: Pre-digital" at Skarstedt Gallery in New York, and is reproduced in the accompanying catalog.

Untitled (How come only the unborn have the right to life?) by Barbara Kruger
  • Untitled (How come only the unborn have the right to life?) by Barbara Kruger
  • Untitled (How come only the unborn have the right to life?) by Barbara Kruger
  • Untitled (How come only the unborn have the right to life?) by Barbara Kruger
  • Untitled (How come only the unborn have the right to life?) by Barbara Kruger
  • Untitled (How come only the unborn have the right to life?) by Barbara Kruger
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