Barbara Kruger Quotes


32 Barbara Kruger quotes:



"I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Things change and work changes. Right now I like the idea of enveloping a space and getting messages across that connect to the world in ways that seem familiar but are different."
"What makes the production of my work so expensive? The whole installation thing - the construction, the objects, the technology. It really adds up."
"You know, one of the only times I ever wrote about art was the obituary of Warhol that I did for the Village Voice."



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