Facts about Barbara Kruger

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Barbara Kruger is a famous Artist from USA, he/she is still alive and was born .

Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Barbara.

Famous quotes by Barbara Kruger (31)


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"There's a moment of recognition. It's that white-light kind of stuff that just "works." I love that. And you know it when it happens, whether it's a movie, music, a building, a book"
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"I'm living my life, not buying a lifestyle"
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"I had to figure out how to bring the world into my work"
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"I feel uncomfortable with the term public art, because I'm not sure what it means. If it means what I think it does, then I don't do it. I'm not crazy about categories"
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"As with the Princess Di crash, which sent the media on the most insane feeding frenzy. From the moment of the crash, the pornography of sentiment never let up"
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"I think there are different ways of being rigorous, and I am asking people to be as rigorous in their pleasure as in their criticism"
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"I think I developed language skills to deal with threat. It's the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun"
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"All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary"
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"What makes the production of my work so expensive? The whole installation thing - the construction, the objects, the technology. It really adds up"
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"There are so many moments and works that influence us in what we do. Movies, music, TV and, most importantly, the profound everydayness of our lives"
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"Prominence is cool, but when the delusion kicks in it can be a drag. Especially if you choose to surround yourself with friends and not acolytes"
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"I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed"
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"I think what I'm trying to do is create moments of recognition. To try to detonate some kind of feeling or understanding of lived experience"
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"I think people have to set up little battles. They have to demonize people whom they disagree with or feel threatened by. But it's the ideological framing of the debate that scares me"
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"I just say I'm an artist who works with pictures and words"
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"If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture but global culture"
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"I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances"
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"I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary"
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"I think there are lots of ways to make good work. You can throw big bucks at a project and make what some would call crap, or you can work very modestly with eloquently moving results"
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"I don't necessarily think that installation is the only way to go. It's just a label for certain kinds of arrangements"
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"I've always thought that it's good to watch the news to find out what everybody else is looking at and believing, if only because that's how consensus is constructed"
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"I'm an artist who works with pictures and words. Sometimes that stuff ends up in different kinds of sites and contexts which determine what it means and looks like"
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"I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life, but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely avoid a high degree of difficulty"
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"I'd always been a news junkie, always read lots of newspapers and watched the Sunday morning news shows on TV and felt strongly about issues of power, control, sexuality and race"
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"I want people to be drawn into the space of the work. And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans. So I shoot for the window of opportunity"
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"Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level, as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways"
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"Look, we're all saddled with things that make us better or worse. This world is a crazy place, and I've chosen to make my work about that insanity"
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"Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not"
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"It's good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can't be personalized"
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"Do you know why language manifests itself the way it does in my work? It's because I understand short attention spans"
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"Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I'm working in"


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