Surveillance is your busywork, circa 1983

Surveillance is your busywork, circa 1983

2,000.00

by BARBARA KRUGER

Lithograph in colours, printed on thick wove paper
Sheet: 27.7 x 71.0 cm (11.0 x 28.0 in)

An unused New York City subway placard poster produced in the early 80s by Barbara Kruger for a project with New York City’s Metro Transit Authority.

Kruger first released her ‘Surveillance’ image in 1983, it has appeared in two versions, both ‘Surveillance is your busywork’ and ‘Surveillance is their busywork’. The design has appeared in a variety of formats including billboards, bus and subway placards, and even matchbooks.

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