Jenny Holzer, ‘Edition for Bregenz’, 1983, Krakow Witkin Gallery

Set of four digital pigment prints
Text: Selections from Survival (1983-85) and Arno (1996) by Jenny Holzer; US government document: “Iraqi Pipeline Through Jordan”; and “To the Forty-Third President,” from Blackbird and Wolf by Henri Cole. Copyright © 2007 by Henri Cole. Used by/reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC

Series: Edition of 40

Signature: Signed and numbered on colophon page

Image rights: Barbara Krakow Gallery

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