Barbara Kruger's Propaganda Art Can Be Seen from the NYC Skyline

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 4, 2016
References: arthistoryarchive & hypebeast
Barbara Kruger's politically minded propaganda art can now be seen on a building in The High Line of the city.

The piece, titled 'Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…),' shows the words, "Blind idealism is reactionary scary deadly," with the "reactionary" and "scary" dramatically crossed out in red paint. The massive mural is simple to read, making its message that much more poignant.

It's reported that the message is based on a quote from Frantz Fanon. By changing the message to say "Blind idealism is deadly," Barbara Kruger comments on the state of society by reminding people to be aware of their surroundings and to not blindly accept the messages that are fed to them. With the cryptic meaning of the propaganda art, its iconic style, along with Barbara Kruger's celebrated status, the New York mural will generate a lot of foot traffic.