Lot 108
  • 108

Barbara Kruger

12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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  • Barbara Kruger
  • Belief Plus Doubt
  • signed and numbered 1/10 on the reverse

  • chromogenic print
  • 177.8 by 203.2cm.; 70 by 80in.
  • Executed in 2008.

Catalogue Note

In 1983 the ICA presented a major exhibition by the American artist
Barbara Kruger, We Won't Play Nature to Your Culture: Works by Barbara Kruger. Following this, the artist featured in the ICA group
exhibitions Difference: On Sexuality and Representation, 1985, and
EXTRA ART: A Survey of Artists' Ephemera from 1960-1999, 2002-03.

For the ICA's 60th anniversary auction Barbara Kruger has donated a
new work created especially for the occasion. The image features one of the artist's trademark slogans, set against a found photograph of a blindfolded woman. The text "BELIEF + DOUBT = SANITY" involves the viewer in Kruger's characteristic exploration of individual power and social control.

"The ICA is a vital cultural site: a place where images, arrangements,
ideas and ambitions meet. It's as dense and challenging as the city that surrounds it."
(Barbara Kruger, 2008)