Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This piece by Barbara Kruger, like many of her other pieces, is a commentary on a political or social condition. She uses a lot of red and white in her images, against a darker background of grey, black, or blue. This makes the letters stand out and the message is hence made even stronger. I chose this one in particular because it uses an international symbol of power and supposed democracy to speak of social realities that show America's flaws.