The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion

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The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion Taking readers back through the ages, the Guerrilla Girls demonstrate how males have dominated the art scene, and discouraged, belittled, or obscured the women's movement. This colorful reinterpretation of classic and modern art, as outrageous as it is visibly arresting, is a much-needed corrective to traditional art history, and an unabashed celebration of female artists. Illustrations. Full description

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Masked Feminist Avengers take on the history of art.
We’re an anonymous group of artists and art professionals formed in 1984 to expose racism, sexism and homophobia in the art world. We put provocative posters on the streets of New York and supporters copied and passed them all over. We became underground feminist heroes..... masked avengers like Robin Hood, The Lone Ranger and Wonder Woman. We staged protests, gave lectures and interviews, designed magazine spreads and finally wrote a memoir, Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls. It’s our account of 10 years of Guerrilla warfare with galleries, museums, art mags and auction houses. We discovered humor is a serious weapon against injustice and we became humorists and writers by default. Our numbers have grown, our identities remain secret. We have no hierarchy and work by consensus. Sure, we fight and whine a lot and then agree to disagree when we hit impasses. Each GG has projects she loves and ones she can’t stand. After Confessions, we got this grandiose idea to rewrite western art history, telling the stories of all the great women artists who got left out. The deeper we dug , the more fascinating material we found: women who had to join convents to get a life, who cross dressed to work in public, who had to go far from home to do as they pleased. Female artists have led incredible lives and nobody knows about them! We tell their stories as ammunition for all girls who have the itch to become artists. Every year we make dozens of appearances at colleges, universities and art schools to tell our story and incite activism. Our web site at guerrillagirls@voyagerco.com is where we reveal our adventures, show our latest actions, publish hate mail and hear from our friends and foes via (f)e-mail. While we love the mess of wallpaper glue and late-night sniping (slang for illegal postering), our web site takes us to places unimaginable when we started. Our dream is to launch an estrogen bomb into cyberspace and strike fear and terror in the hearts of misogynists and sexists everywhere. Join us!

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The Guerrilla Girls are a collective of female artists and art-world professionals. Their largest contingent is in New York City, but they have been sighted all over the United States, Europe, and wherever truth, justice, and the American way of discrimination still prevail.

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