Quotes by and about Kruger

Quotes by and about Kruger

(Excerpts, “She Has a Way With Words,” LA Times, October 17, 1999)

  • “My work is about how people are with each other. It's about social relations. I'm using aggressiveness and direct address to foreground that. It's what we do to each other.”
  • “It's about fear of difference and wanting to destroy it. From road rage to war, the behavior is not that dissimilar. Whether it is a battle around issues of race or aesthetics, it's all nuts.”
  • “Humor is an important part of the work. I'm trying to create a collision between the hilarious and the tragic.”
  • New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl says of Kruger, “What can sell soap can smash sexism.”

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Quotes by and about Kruger." (Viewed on December 3, 2023) <https://jwa.org/node/25244>.


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