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Truth Bomb

Inspirations from the mouths and minds of women artists

Abigail Crompton

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A dazzling object of art and ideas: where artists tell it how it is and what it takes to get there.


If anyone can teach us how to pursue the life and work of an artist, it is the artists in Truth Bomb.

This compilation of pioneering and established women artists from around the world will motivate and empower you, challenge you to find solace in the shared human experiences of birth, death, love, anger, joy, sadness. Their sassiness will fire your spirit. Truth Bomb offers the very best commentary and insight into the incredible formation of diverse women artists while uncovering the power of taking a chance, pushing the envelope and ultimately not being shy when it comes to making a mark. It is a magical visual mash-up of images, memoirs, moments, interviews and inspirational beginnings as told by twenty-two leading women artists, including Beci Orpin, Mickalene Thomas, Kaylene Whiskey and Judy Chicago.

Truth Bomb is an ode to art and artists and an attempt to decipher the mystery of creativity.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 27.8 x 22.8 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Publication date: 1 July 2021

ISBN: 9781760760274

Contents List

A Truth Bomb Is . . .
A Raised Fist
Marilyn Minter
Nina Chanel Abney
Judy Chicago
Judith Bernstein
Guerrilla Girls
A Fresh Pair of Eyes
Mickalene Thomas
Deborah Kass
Minna Gilligan
Beci Orpin
Corita Kent
A Window Into the Soul
Kaylene Whiskey
Anastasia Klose
Frances Cannon
The Class Clown
Miriam Elia
Magda Archer
Misaki Kawai
Maja Djordjevic
A Round Dot in a Square Hole
Yayoi Kusama
Miranda July
Del Kathryn Barton
A Portal to Another World
Patricia Piccinini
Kushana Bush

About the Author

Abigail Crompton, Artistic Director and Founder of Third Drawer Down, works every day with the most influential artists in the world. Third Drawer Down (est. 2003) is an innovative design studio whose mission is to make art affordable, accessible and a part of the everyday. The studio has collaborated with more than 200 artists from around the world and creates memorable products for the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art and New Museum, among many other global cultural institutions.