Guerrilla Girls: The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist, Tea Towel

About the Artist

The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of female artists and art-world professionals. In the role of "feminist masked avengers," their stated mission is to use "facts, humor, and outrageous visuals [to expose] sexism, racism, and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture." Since the mid-1980s they have aimed their sassy wit at museums (including the National Gallery of Art), art dealers, curators, collectors, critics, and even other artists.

In 2007 twenty-one staff members of the National Gallery of Art, calling themselves the Gallery Girls, made personal contributions to an acquisition fund in order to purchase for the Gallery the Guerrilla Girls' Most Wanted portfolio containing 30 of the group's most illustrious posters from 1985 to 2006, including the now historic 1989 poster about the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Guerrilla Girls: The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist, Tea Towel

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Created in collaboration with the Guerrilla Girls, this tea towel can be used as a functional domestic art towel or an artwork to be framed and displayed. The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist (1988) employs an ironic tone and the visual langauge of advertising to expose sexual discrimination in the art world.

  • Linen/cotton
  • Variations can occur between final printed colors on textiles

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