1953_001_hist--imatge-do-women-have-to-be-naked-to-get-into-the-met-museum
1953_001_hist--imatge-do-women-have-to-be-naked-to-get-into-the-met-museum
Guerrilla Girls (Grup d'artistes)
Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum?
Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum?
1989
In 1989, the Guerrilla Girls created one of their most emblematic communicative works: a poster with the question ‘Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?’ over the image of a reclining female nude wearing a gorilla mask. The image refers to the well-known picture by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres entitled La Grande Odalisque, 1814 (Louvre Museum, Paris). The gorilla mask is habitually worn by this group of women artists and feminist activists when appearing in public. Located above the image on a yellow background – a colour particularly associated with the Guerrilla Girls – the poster presents the following data: ‘Less than 5% of artists in the Modern Art sections are women, but 85% of the nudes are female.’ The poster was originally designed for an advertising campaign commissioned by the Public Art Fund in New York, but was rejected. In view of this, the Guerrilla Girls rented advertising space on public buses in New York until the company cancelled the contract, alleging the image was too inciting.
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original title
Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum?
year of acquisition
2002
type of object
Graphic material
dimensions
27.3 x 71.1 cm
Copyright
© Guerrilla Girls
registration number
R.1953
date
1989
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
Printed ink on paper
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
original title
Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum?
registration number
R.1953
date
1989
year of acquisition
2002
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Graphic material
media
Printed ink on paper
dimensions
27.3 x 71.1 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright
© Guerrilla Girls
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