Birgit Jürgenssen: I Want Out Of Here! (1976)

New acquisition at MOMA:
"Jürgenssen played an instrumental role in the international feminist avant-garde of the 1970s. In 1972, probing the clichés of gender representation. In the signature selfportrait I Want Out of Here! Jürgenssen, sporting a neat, white lace collar and brooch, presses her cheek and hands against the glass wall of a display case, suggesting in her entrapment the repressive codes of beauty and domesticity that women have often been subject to."

Gelatin silver print, 11 3/4 x 8 3/8" (29.8 x 21.2 cm).