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Wild Girls Redux: An Operator's Guide: Home

Artists' Books
Ellen Knudsen
Art Library Rare Books Collection N 7433.4 .K6258 W5 2009 box 4.1

Limited edition of 100 copies, signed by the artist. Art Library has copy 41. "The revisit of a book created almost 12 years ago. The original book, How to Become One of the Original Wild Girls, was designed and printed in 1997. That book is a playful list of imaginary 'rules' that 'should' be followed to achieve Wild Girl status. The rules are light-hearted, but they have the sting of recognition that most women realize to be sexist in nature. Wild Girls Redux reexamines these issues, using motorcycle road and driving rules as text along with images of pin-up girls and industrial schematic illustrations … The intent of the "Operator's Manual" is tongue-in-cheek and provides the ordinary, mechanical, and absurd rules of how to operate women"—Publisher's Web site (viewed Oct. 14, 2009).