Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly

Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly

By Guerrilla Girls
192 pages
October 2020



Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly is the first book to catalog the entire career of the Guerrilla Girls from 1985 to present.

The Guerrilla girls are a collective of political feminist artists who expose discrimination and corruption in art, film, politics, and pop culture all around the world.

This book explores all their provocative
street campaigns, unforgettable media appearances, and large-scale exhibitions.
  • Each copy comes with a punch-out gorilla mask that invites readers to step up and join the movement themselves.
  • Captions by the Guerrilla Girls themselves contextualize the visuals.
  • Explores their well-researched, intersectional takedown of the patriarchy
In 1985, a group of masked feminist avengers—known as the Guerrilla Girls—papered downtown Manhattan with posters calling out the Museum of Modern Art for its lack of representation of female artists.
They quickly became a global phenomenon, and the fearless activists have produced hundreds of posters, stickers, and billboards ever since.
  • More than a monograph, this book is a call to arms.
  • This career-spanning volume is published to coincide with their 35th anniversary.

“Courageous practitioners of the arts of inspiration and instigation, the Guerrilla Girls have mounted 35 years’ worth of cunning attacks by holding those entrenched in privilege accountable: in galleries, museums, and the societies these cultural institutions reflect. This brilliant collective is unparalleled, empowering communities by exposing gender and racial inequalities in the art world and beyond—and it’s all here, in dozens of indelible works that are some of the most impactful of all time.” Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem-

“Graphic punch and irrepressible wit skewer powerful patriarchy at every turn in the pages of Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly.”  —Los Angeles Times-