Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Montage by Linder Sterling

Montage by Linder Sterling. Image courtesy Paul Stolper Gallery

Linder Sterling is a visual artist, performance artist and musician from Manchester, England who also uses the single name "Linder". Born Linda Mulvey in Liverpool in 1954, she spent her adolescence and most of her adult life in Manchester. She studied art at Manchester Polytechnic 1974-1977. She now lives and works in Lancashire.

A radical feminist and a well-known figure of the Manchester punk and post-punk scene, Linder was known for her montages, which often combined images taken from pornographic magazines with images from women's fashion and domestic magazines, particularly those of domestic appliances, making a point about the cultural expectations of women and the treatment of female body as a commodity.


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