The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art By Guerrilla Girls


Since 1985, the Guerrilla Girls have issued a consciousness-raising corrective to the sexism and racism of Western Art, exposing how Art History is defined as much by what’s been excluded as what’s been included. Through a blend of visual and verbal wit that creatively deploys captions and costumes, the Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art provides an accessible and engaging critique of art historical narratives previously taken for granted. Inflammatory and inspirational—and inspirational because inflammatory—the critiques in these pages remain as relevant as ever.


The Guerrilla Girls are a collective of female artists and art-world professionals. Their largest contingent is in New York City, but they have been sighted all over the United States, Europe, and wherever truth, justice, and the American way of discrimination still prevail.

Paperback 96 pgs

Ages: YA and above

(Recommended by School Library Journal)