Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Art Imitates Onion

I was just flipping through the new ArtNews, and God Bless ‘em, what an entertaining publication! The hilight of the issue is the blurb about the current fight for rights the Guerilla Girls are embroiled in. Namely, which one of the factions has the right to the name Guerrilla Girls. I love how the term “factions” is used. It calls to mind the steamy jungles of South America, mysterious hideouts in Eastern Germany’s bombed out public housing blocks and remote caves in Afghanistan. Military juntas, rogue agents and dangerous splinter cells of feminist terrorists are battling like Amazons for the brand name.

Don’t get me wrong; I like the Guerrilla Girls, especially the early agitprop posters like the one below. But you have to admit it is pretty funny, and akin to an Onion headline. Visit the Guerrilla Girls, although I’m not sure which faction runs it.

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