Margaret Harrison

Son of Rob Roy

1971

Artist
Margaret Harrison born 1940
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 318 x 259 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 2008
Reference
T12825

On loan to: Tate Britain (London, UK)

Exhibition: Sixty Years

Online caption

Harrison was one of the founders of the Women’s Liberation Art Group in 1970. She explores gender identity and stereotyping as well as broader issues affecting women such as equal pay, homeworkers’ rights, domestic abuse and rape. In these works the artist uses humour to explore male preoccupations, the way the media portrays women, and pop art. Harrison describes them as ‘anti-pornographic’ because they were drawn by a woman. They were first shown in a solo exhibition in 1971 that was closed by police after one day for being ‘indecent’.

You might like