Dearest Art Collector, from the portfolio Guerrilla Girls' Most Wanted: 1985-2006

Guerrilla Girls, American, founded 1985

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1986

Offset lithograph on paper

4/50

Overall: 22 1/16 × 16 13/16 in. (56 × 42.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Anonymous Fund #144

Copyright © Guerrilla Girls

2006.83.3

Publisher

Guerrilla Girls

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in graphite, on reverse, lower left: Guerrilla Girls; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: BOX 1056 COOPER STA., NY NY 10276

Label

The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of female artists that campaign and create art addressing sexism, corruption, ethnic bias, and the consequential lack of representation of female artists. Their work often uses text, with wit and staggering statistics deployed to emphasize their message. The use of the color pink combined with the delicate cursive handwriting in Dearest Art Collector evokes a sense of innocence that is juxtaposed with the sarcasm and force of the letter. Many of the Guerrilla Girls’ artworks parody establishment art history, mocking and critiquing the work of celebrated male artists and institutions, as in the poster shown below.

From the 2019 exhibition A Space for Dialogue 96, The Politics of Pink, curated by Charlotte Grussing '19, Conroy Intern

Course History

College Course 26.01, What's In Your Toolbox?, Francine A'Ness and Mokhtar Bouba, Fall 2023

College Course 26.01, What's In Your Toolbox?, Francine A'Ness and Mokhtar Bouba, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 54, RIOT: Feminist Protest Art, Julissa Llosa, Class of 2010, Homma Family Curatorial Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 14, 2010.

A Space for Dialogue 96, The Politics of Pink, Charlotte Grussing,Class of 2019, Conroy Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 28-November 3, 2019.

Constructing Gender: Works from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection, 1500 to the Present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 28-April 22, 2012.

Publication History

Julissa Llosa, Class of 2010, Homma Family Curatorial Intern, A Space for Dialogue 54, RIOT: Feminist Protest Art, , Hanover, New Hampshire: Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2010, p. 3 ill.

Charlotte Grussing,Class of 2019, Conroy Intern, A Space for Dialogue 96, The Politics of Pink, Hanover, New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019.

Provenance

Guerrilla Girls, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2006.

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