Lot 523
  • 523

Barbara Kruger

250,000 - 350,000 USD
250,000 USD
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  • Barbara Kruger
  • Untitled (You Can't Drag Your Money Into the Grave With You)
  • signed on the stretcher
  • photographic silkscreen on vinyl


Monika Sprüth, Cologne
The Scharpff Collection, Europe
Christie's, New York, May 12, 2005, lot 453
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above


Vienna, Galerie Peter Pakesch, Mike Kelley, September - October 1989
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Zeitsprünge: Künstlerische Positionen der 80er Jahre, January - February 1993, p. 59, illustrated
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Family Values: American Art in the Eighties and Nineties. The Scharpff Collection at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, February 1997 - February 1998, pp. 61 & 67, illustrated
Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barbara Kruger, October 1999 - February 2000, p. 133, illustrated
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Barbara Kruger, July - October 2000
Durham, Nasher Museum of Art; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991, October 2011 - April 2012
Sydney, Art Gallery New South Wales, Pop to Popism, November 2014 - March 2015


Uta Grosenick and Burkhard Riemschneider, eds., Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Cologne, 1999, p. 291, illustrated

Catalogue Note

“You know, it always gets me when people say that I worked in advertising. I never did. I never had that experience of selling a particular product. When you work in magazines, it's a serial process, it's about seriality—and so is photography. Or painting. It's about serial productions. And it's true with amassing an archive—a seriality of images, a seriality of texts. And it's the same with my video work. It's about the multiplicity of images.” Barbara Kruger