Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture.
Text by Maria Elena Buszek. Numerous contributing photographers.
Duke University Press,
464 pp., 103 color and b&w illustrations, 6¼x9¼".
Subverting stereotypical images of women, a new generation of feminist artists is remaking the pin-up, much as Annie Sprinkle, Cindy Sherman, and others did in the 1970s and 1980s. As shocking as contemporary feminist pin-ups are intended to be, perhaps more surprising is that the pin-up has been appropriated by women for their own empowerment since its inception more than a century ago. Pin-Up Grrrls tells the history of the pin-up from its birth, revealing how its development is intimately connected to the history of feminism.
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