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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.

This is a poster from United States. It is dated 1989 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

This image is on display This object is currently on display in room 108 as part of How Posters Work.

Its medium is

photo-offset lithograph on paper

Its dimensions are

Image: 27.5 × 71.1 cm (10 13/16 in. × 28 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink: Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?; printed in black and red inks, below: Less than 5% of the artists in the Modern/ Art sections are women, but 85%/ of the nudes are female./ Guerrilla Girls Conscience of the Art World/

This object was designed by Guerrilla Girls

This object was donated by Sara Benda and Marc Benda

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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