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Thinking of You Pillow

by Ami Kealoha
on 07 July 2006

Like artist Barbara Kruger's more traditional work, this canvas pillow makes an oblique pairing of a dramatic black and white image with a cliché phrase. The characteristic Kruger effect—canceling out any heavy-handedness with humor before it even begins to feel pedantic—is a wry comment on domesticity and family. Available exclusively from the Whitney for $30, as a gift, it's the most artful guilt trip out there.