Jenny Holzer

American, b. 1950

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Jenny Holzer’s truisms, such as “Abuse of power comes as no surprise” and “Protect me from what I want,” have appeared on posters, billboards, and even condoms, and as LED signs and monumental light projections. Whether questioning consumerism, …

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Inflammatory Essays: 10 works, 1979
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
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Ten offset lithographs in black, on various coloured wove papers, with full margins.
22.5 x 20.2 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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Inflammatory Essays: 10 works, 1979
Ten offset lithographs in black, on various coloured wove papers, with full margins.
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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22.5 x 20.2 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
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PRESENT, 2021
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
$37,500
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non-fungible token
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$37,500
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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JENNY HOLZER (B. 1950) token ID: 0 wallet address: 0x4f74c623df3205abaf30d6acfadda80c483edd2d smart contract address: 0xa4e65affd0a601d63fdd716c84d078bb07ba1110 born-digital, single-channel video 00:01:12 minutes (2160 x 2160 pixels) Executed in 2021. This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
PRESENT, 2021
non-fungible token
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
$37,500
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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$37,500
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JENNY HOLZER (B. 1950) token ID: 0 wallet address: 0x4f74c623df3205abaf30d6acfadda80c483edd2d smart contract address: 0xa4e65affd0a601d63fdd716c84d078bb07ba1110 born-digital, single-channel video 00:01:12 minutes (2160 x 2160 pixels) Executed in 2021. This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
Someone wants to cut a hole in you... Text: Living (1980-82), 1981
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
HK$252,000
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Painting
hand-painted enamel on metal
58.4 x 53.3 cm
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HK$252,000
Auction Sale
Jun 1, 2021
Phillips
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Someone wants to cut a hole in you... Text: Living (1980-82), 1981
hand-painted enamel on metal
Jun 1, 2021
Phillips
HK$252,000
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Painting
58.4 x 53.3 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Phillips
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HK$252,000
Inflammatory Essays, 1979
Sold on May 1, 2021
$8,190
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10 offset lithographs, on various colored wove papers, with full margins.
43.2 x 43.2 cm
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$8,190
Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Inflammatory Essays, 1979
10 offset lithographs, on various colored wove papers, with full margins.
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$8,190
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43.2 x 43.2 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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$8,190
Arno, 1998
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
£126,000
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Sculpture
vertical electronic LED sign with blue diodes
13.4 x 277.1 x 9.6 cm
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£126,000
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Apr 16, 2021
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Arno, 1998
vertical electronic LED sign with blue diodes
Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
£126,000
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13.4 x 277.1 x 9.6 cm
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Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
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£126,000
Selection from the Living Series: The Smallest Thing...
Sold on Apr 15, 2021
$10,080
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19% est
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Enamel on metal in red and white
58.42 x 53.34 cm
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$10,080
Auction Sale
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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Enamel on metal in red and white, 1980-82, this work is number 3 from the edition of 5, with Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York labels on the reverse overall: 535 by 586 mm 21 by 23 in
Selection from the Living Series: The Smallest Thing...
Enamel on metal in red and white
Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
$10,080
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58.42 x 53.34 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Sotheby's
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$10,080
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Enamel on metal in red and white, 1980-82, this work is number 3 from the edition of 5, with Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York labels on the reverse overall: 535 by 586 mm 21 by 23 in
Olympian Sign: Selections from Truisms, The Living Series and The Survival Series, 1986
Sold on Mar 9, 2021
$17,500
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electronic LED sign with red diodes
73.7 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm
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$17,500
Auction Sale
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
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Jenny Holzer (b. 1950) electronic LED sign with red diodes 5 x 29 x 2 in. (12.7 x 73.7 x 5.1 cm.) Executed in 1986. This work is number forty-one from an edition of fifty plus ten artist's proofs.
Olympian Sign: Selections from Truisms, The Living Series and The Survival Series, 1986
electronic LED sign with red diodes
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
$17,500
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73.7 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$17,500
Description
Jenny Holzer (b. 1950) electronic LED sign with red diodes 5 x 29 x 2 in. (12.7 x 73.7 x 5.1 cm.) Executed in 1986. This work is number forty-one from an edition of fifty plus ten artist's proofs.
If You Aren't Political Your Personal Life Should be Exemplary, 1998
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
$15,120
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21% est
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Sculpture
bronze plaque
25.4 x 12.7 cm
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$15,120
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
incised with the artist's signature, inscribed JH588 and numbered 1/20 on the reverse bronze plaque 5 by 10 in. (12.7 by 25.4 cm.) Executed in 1998, this work is number 1 from an edition of 20.
If You Aren't Political Your Personal Life Should be Exemplary, 1998
bronze plaque
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
$15,120
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25.4 x 12.7 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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$15,120
Description
incised with the artist's signature, inscribed JH588 and numbered 1/20 on the reverse bronze plaque 5 by 10 in. (12.7 by 25.4 cm.) Executed in 1998, this work is number 1 from an edition of 20.
Selections from the Inflammatory Essays, 2005
Sold on Mar 3, 2021
$37,800
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horizontal electronic LED sign with red and green diodes in black aluminum housing and bezel
119.1 x 15.2 x 11.7 cm
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$37,800
Auction Sale
Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
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Selections from the Inflammatory Essays, 2005
horizontal electronic LED sign with red and green diodes in black aluminum housing and bezel
Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
$37,800
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119.1 x 15.2 x 11.7 cm
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Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
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$37,800
i : You Live the Surprise Results of Old Plans (from The Survival Series) ii : Truism stamps set
Sold on Feb 8, 2021
€63,000
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i : cast aluminum
23.0 x 15.5 cm
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€63,000
Auction Sale
Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
i : numéroté 1/10 i : fonte d'aluminium ii: ensemble de 10 timbres (i) 15,5 x 23 cm; 6 ⅛ x 9 1/16 in. (ii) 9 x 21,5 cm; 3 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. ; (i) ; 6 ⅛ x 9 1/16 in. ; (ii) 3 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.
i : You Live the Surprise Results of Old Plans (from The Survival Series) ii : Truism stamps set
i : cast aluminum
Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
€63,000
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23.0 x 15.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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€63,000
Description
i : numéroté 1/10 i : fonte d'aluminium ii: ensemble de 10 timbres (i) 15,5 x 23 cm; 6 ⅛ x 9 1/16 in. (ii) 9 x 21,5 cm; 3 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. ; (i) ; 6 ⅛ x 9 1/16 in. ; (ii) 3 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.