Jenny Holzer, ‘Arno, Blue’, 2005, Krakow Witkin Gallery

Vertical LED sign: white diodes, stainless steel housing
continuous loop
76 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 3 inches (195.3 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm)

Signature: signed on label in back

About Jenny Holzer

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, describing torture, or lamenting death and disease, her use of language (sometimes mistaken for advertising when installed in public spaces) is designed to agitate and disturb. Holzer’s recent work ranges from silk-screened paintings of declassified government memos to a large-scale poetry and light installation in the lobby of 7 World Trade Center, New York. In 1990, Holzer received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale.

American, b. 1950, Gallipolis, Ohio, based in Hoosick Falls, New York

Exhibition Highlights

2016
New York,
Artworks

Solo Shows

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Artworks
2015
Copenhagen V,
2015
Lisa Cooley, 
New York,

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Hauser & Wirth at ARCOmadrid 2017
2016
Hauser & Wirth at West Bund Art & Design 2016
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