14th of 30 works found
How Many Women Had One-Person Exhibitions At NYC Museums Last Year?
Artist
Guerrilla Girls
Title
How Many Women Had One-Person Exhibitions At NYC Museums Last Year?
Technique
lithograph
Date
1985
Dimensions
43cm height x 56cm width
Type
print
Accession Number
1990.1.14
Owner
City of Burnaby
Collection
Permanent Collection
The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist artists based in New York. They founded their group in 1985 in response to an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art titled, “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture” in which only 13 of 169 artists were female. They’ve since become advocates against discrimination of women and minorities in the art world. Remaining anonymous behind gorilla masks, the Guerrilla Girls organize protests and create posters, stickers, billboards and prints. They also often give public talks on the unfair conditions of working women artists and artists of colour. They have also published books relating to their statistical data.