Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly
Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly is the first book to catalog the entire career of the Guerrilla Girls from 1985 to present.
The Guerrilla girls are a collective of political feminist artists who expose discrimination and corruption in art, film, politics, and pop culture all around the world.
This book explores all their provocative street campaigns, unforgettable media appearances, and large-scale exhibitions.
- Each copy comes with a punch-out gorilla mask that invites readers to step up and join the movement themselves.
- Captions by the Guerrilla Girls themselves contextualize the visuals.
- Explores their well-researched, intersectional takedown of the patriarchy
In 1985, a group of masked feminist avengers—known as the Guerrilla Girls—papered downtown Manhattan with posters calling out the Museum of Modern Art for its lack of representation of female artists.
They quickly became a global phenomenon, and the fearless activists have produced hundreds of posters, stickers, and billboards ever since.
- More than a monograph, this book is a call to arms.
- This career-spanning volume is published to coincide with their 35th anniversary.
- Perfect for artists, art lovers, feminists, fans of the Guerrilla Girls, students, and activists
- Add it to the shelf with books like Wall and Piece by Banksy, Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope by Artisan, and Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents by Nicholas Ganz
The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous artists who wear gorilla masks in public using facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose discrimination and corruption in politics, pop culture, film and art. In 30 years, they have come up with hundreds of posters, street projects, actions, books, and billboards. Most recently they did a stealth campaign in New York about the super rich hijacking art, and a wall in Reykjavik about discrimination in the Icelandic film industry. Their retrospective in Madrid has drawn thousands of people. They travel the world doing gigs and workshops, inspiring others to create their own effective activist campaigns.