July 8th, 2018
by Bannerman, Gradisher, Konar, Lawton, Epstein & Piro
Back in the 80’s a group of activist women artists came up with the concept of becoming “Guerilla Girls” and created brilliant posters calling out museums and galleries for their lack of representation of women artists as well as the racism and gender-bias in the art world.
This cartoon is a shout out to this inspiring group and their work. This quote from Wikipedia was eye-opening when I first read it:
“During its first years, the Guerrilla Girls members visited institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and counted artworks’ male-to-female subject ratios. Data gathered from the Met’s public collections in 1989 showed that women artists had produced less than 5% of the works in the Modern Art Department, while 85% of the nudes were female.”
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