The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist

Designer
Guerrilla Girls, USA, established 1985
Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
White political poster with black text. Text reads: "THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING A WOMAN ARTIST:/ Working without the pressure of success./ Not having to be in shows with men./ Having an escape from the art world in your 4 free-lance jobs./ Knowing your career might pick up after you're eighty./ Being reassured that whatever kind of art you make it will be labeled feminine./ Not being stuck in a tenured teaching position./ Seeing your ideas live on in the works of others./ Having the opportunity to choose between a career and motherhood./ Not having to choke on those big cigars or paint in Italian suits./ Having more time to work after your mate dumps you for someone younger./ Being included in revised versions of art history./ Not having to undergo the embarassment of being called a genius./ Getting your pictures in the art magazines wearing a gorilla suit./ Please send $ and comments to: Guerilla Girls Conscience of the Art World/ Box 1056 Cooper Sta. NY, NY 10276."
Credit Line
Gift of Sara and Marc Benda
1988
Accession Number
2009-20-1
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice
© Guerrilla Girls, courtesy guerrillagirls.com
Type
graphic design
Object Name
Poster
Type
Poster
Medium
Photo-offset lithograph on paper
designed in
USA
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Record ID
chndm_2009-20-1
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq47bc0dcaa-9deb-4cf4-bab1-a0e6c53d4e39