In 1985, a bunch of feminist masked avengers began plastering posters all over downtown New York. They named galleries, museums, critics, collectors, and white male artists who contributed to an art system prejudiced against women and artists of color. Since then, the Guerrilla Girls have produced hundreds of projects exposing bias and corruption in art, film, pop culture, and politics. Their signature visual style and unforgettable graphics have become a global phenomenon.
Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly, out this fall from Chronicle Books, is the first book to document the Guerrilla Girls’ entire wild career—from their earliest black-and-white posters to last year's campaign calling out museums with financial ties to Jeffery Epstein. Here are all the provocative street campaigns, books, performances, media events, large-scale exhibitions at museums, and more. All new text by the Guerrilla Girls throughout the book contextualizes the visuals and elaborates on their message.
More than a monograph, Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly is a call to arms—each copy comes with a punch-out gorilla mask that invites readers to step up and join the movement themselves.