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Guerrilla Girls poster

The Guerrilla paradox

  In 1985 the Guerrilla Girls exploded onto the art scene in protest of the male-dominated exhibition An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where out of the 169 artists represented, only 13 were female. Since then they have worked tirelessly and humorously to redress this underrepresentation of women artists in major collections. This
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Valadon, R. 'Vengeance is mine' (Elsie Davis), 2012

Too much flesh?

I’ve just seen the Wicked Women exhibition at the Justice and Police Museum at Circular Quay. This exhibition is based on the pulp fiction magazine covers of the 50and 60s. You know the kind – they feature trashy, brazen, sexually alluring women poised with gun or knife about to commit some dastardly crime. The ones where ‘bad girls’ had the upper hand over bad
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