Poster, "Do Women Have to be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum?", ca. 1989
Photo-offset lithograph on paper. Gift of Sara and Marc Benda. 2009-20-2.
- Designed by Guerrilla Girls
What is this?
At left, nude woman (modeled after Igres' "Odalisque"), reclining on red surface with back to viewer, wearing a gorilla mask and holding a fan in right hand.
Why is this in our collection?
The Guerrilla Girls, founded in 1985, are a group of anonymous female graphic designers who create unique combination of content and eye catching graphics to present feminist viewpoints in a sly, ironic way. Do Women Have to be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum? is proposed for acquisition along with another Guerrilla Girls poster; the pair would be the first posters by this design group to enter the collection.