[no title] 1985-90 by Guerrilla Girls null

On a recent visit to the National Portrait Gallery, I was pleased to find a relatively new and very interesting mini exhibit on the suffragettes, and in particular, their campaign that revolved around destroying art works in public collections. On googling to find out more, I came across this interesting piece about one of the suffragettes, Mary Richardson, and her surprising link to Charles Dickens. Further connections between women and art have come up since viewing that exhibition; I popped into the V&A’s new free exhibition, Disobedient Objects, at the weekend, and loved the above poster by the Guerilla Girls, who protest about the lack of female artists in public galleries; no doubt Mary Richardson would have approved. Mary Richardson would surely also have approved of my latest read, Siri Hustvedst’s The Blazing World, about a female artist so fed up of being ignored that she uses male artists as a front for her work, and mentions the Guerilla Girls as one of her inspirations. Isn’t it wonderful how sometimes these things align? – Rachel