In 1985, a group of masked feminist avengers known as the Guerrilla Girls, papered downtown Manhattan with posters calling out the Museum of Modern Art for its lack of representation of female artists. They quickly became a global phenomenon, and the fearless activists have produced hundreds of posters, stickers, and billboards ever since. This career spanning book explores the Guerrilla Girls provocative street campaigns, unforgettable media appearances, and large-scale exhibitions.
Each copy comes with a punch-out gorilla mask that invites readers to step up and join the movement themselves. The book explores the Guerrilla Girls well-researched, intersectional takedown of the patriarchy and includes captions by the artists themselves that contextualize the visuals.
More than a monograph, this book is a call to arms.
Guerrilla Girls are an activist collective of artists who strive to ‘fight discrimination through humour, activism, and the arts’, highlighting sexism, racism and elitism in the art world. Formed in the 1980s, their work continues today with artworks and public events exposing discrimination, plus talks and workshops in schools, colleges and art institutions.