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August 07, 2012

Lincoln Center's Vera List Art Project Announces the Release of Barbara Kruger's "Culture Vulture"

Visual Art and Exhibitions

August 7, 2012

Contact: Eva Chien, 212-875-5049

[email protected]


LINCOLN CENTER’S VERA LIST ART PROJECT ANNOUNCES

THE RELEASE OF A NEW WORK BY AMERICAN ARTIST BARBARA KRUGER


Culture Vulture, a Print Commissioned by the Project, Is Available September 5 for Purchase


Culture Vulture, a bold new print by renowned American artist Barbara Kruger, is the latest release commissioned to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Lincoln Center’s Vera List Art Project. Incorporating her trademark black text to evoke received ideas, Kruger drew inspiration from Lincoln Center’s status as one of the world’s premier performing arts centers. The print, which measures 17.5 x 17 inches, features a textural background to set off the type and heavy-weight paper to bring the words to life.


Barbara Kruger’s Culture Vulture will be shown in the lower concourse art gallery in Avery Fisher Hall beginning on September 5. Anyone interested in purchasing the print may make an appointment to see it by calling 212.875.5061, e-mailing [email protected] or visiting Art.LincolnCenter.org.


Barbara Kruger lives and works in New York and Los Angeles, and currently teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A conceptual artist and designer best known for her work that utilize cutting texts to explore issues of feminism, classicism, consumerism and individual autonomy and desire, she was awarded The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Upcoming solo shows include the highly-anticipated installation “Belief+Doubt” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opening August 20. Recent highlights include the large-scale intervention on the site of the Whitney Museum’s future downtown building, the cover art for W Magazine’s November, 2010 art issue, and the façade installation for the Art Gallery of Ontario. Group shows include the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2004); Tate, Liverpool (2002); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1988), as well as ‘That’s the Way We Do It: The Techniques and Aesthetic of Appropriation’ at the Kunsthaus Bregenz from April 16 to July 3, 2011.


One of the longest continuously publishing print programs in the country, the Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project was established in 1962 by philanthropists Vera and Albert List as a way to both support the visual arts and raise funds for Lincoln Center. Since the inception of the program, Lincoln Center has commissioned major artists of the time to create works – initially posters and later limited-edition prints - available for sale to the public. Among the artists represented are Roy Lichtenstein, Wolf Kahn, Julian Schnabel, Helen Frankenthaler, and Chuck Close. Selections from the Vera List catalogue have been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe, and are included in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitian Museum of Art and other notable public and private collections. 50 years and 125 artists later, the Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project remains at the forefront of art trends, commissioning fresh, original works by a who’s who of the contemporary art world.

About Lincoln Center


About Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 5,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA’s series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects, now nearly complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.


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