I think it’s interesting that Barbara Kruger uses her background in advertising in her artwork. I was looking at some of her work online and she reveals the irony, objectification and backwardness of society's view of women. One piece has a picture of a beautiful, laughing woman and on top of her face in typed letters it reads, “Not stupid enough,” and around the borders it has written “Not good enough, not skinny enough, not nothing enough and not ironic enough.” I think she’s trying to show how ridiculous and judgmental the world can be, in an ironic way. She also makes statements about the obscenity of consumerism and how people's priorities are messed up when it comes to material possessions. In one work a little girl is sticking her tongue out and the caption says, “Money can buy you love.” In another, the caption reads, “I shop therefore I am.” To me, her artwork contradicts the purpose of advertising by reframing society’s perception of women and fighting gross consumerism. Her statements are clear, loud, bold, and down to earth. I like her work a lot.