Guerrilla girls


A group of women artists who, in 1985, assumed the names of dead women artists. They performed in a touring show and wore gorilla masks to disguise their own identities so that the focus is on their message of discrimination against women artists. Since their founding, over 100 women have worked on the Guerrilla Girls' project including the making of posters and producing of "Guerrilla Girls on Tour", which with text, visuals and humor make their point. Emphasizing that women artists are grouped with women generally to be perceived as sex objects rather than creative individuals, Guerrilla Girls have published a book, 2003, "Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers". Sources:; (LPD)