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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.

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Publication: Barbara Kruger: Pre-digital 1980 - 1992
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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, Europe Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Exhibition:
Barbara Kruger: Pre-digital 1980 - 1992, Skarstedt Gallery, New York; March 18 - April 18, 2009
  • Pickup Location: Sweden
  • Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 15 in. (50.8 x 38.1 cm.)

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