About the Exhibition
This citywide billboard project by the Guerrilla Girls (formed in New York in 1985) is the fourth and final artwork of the Public Art Fund’s PSA: Public Service Art exhibition series. The Guerrilla Girls have created ten billboards that alert the public to the current threat of censorship and a woman’s right to choose. The billboard depicts Mona Lisa, her image appropriated from Leonardo Da Vinci’s renowned portrait, with a fig leaf over her mouth. The comical illustration is underscored by a more somber message that reads: First they want to take away a woman’s right to choose. Now they’re censoring art.