On January 21, 2016, the Walker Art Center will present a selection of the Guerrilla Girls’ recently acquired archive of posters—Portfolio Compleat—in the exhibition Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections. Portfolio Compleat is a boxed portfolio of 88 posters created by the anonymous female artists between the years 1985 (their founding) and 2012. As the Guerrilla Girls create new posters, the Walker will be updated so as to remain a complete repository.
The Walker has a long history with the Guerrilla Girls, having collected their work early, in 1993, and having hosted two public programs with the artist collective in 1998 and 2003. The acquisition of these posters fits within the 75-year history of collecting at the Walker—a history distinguished not only by bold and often risk-taking choices but also acquisitions that have consistently breached the boundaries of media or disciplines.