Jenny Holzer, ‘Living 2’, Other, Electronic LED sign and diodes, Anodized aluminum, Rago/Wright
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Jenny Holzer

Living 2

Electronic LED sign and diodes, Anodized aluminum
4 × 5 × 1 1/2 in
10.2 × 12.7 × 3.8 cm
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Rago/Wright

1980-82

This work features texts from Living. Text moves at a rapid pace, overlapping and changing …

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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, 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.

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1980-82

This work features texts from Living. Text moves at a rapid pace, overlapping and changing colors.

Signed, titled, dated and numbered to verso ‘Jenny Holzer Living 2 text date:1980-82 JHMLIV2 37/100’. This work is number 37 from the edition of 100.

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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, 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.

Jenny Holzer

Living 2

Electronic LED sign and diodes, Anodized aluminum
4 × 5 × 1 1/2 in
10.2 × 12.7 × 3.8 cm
Bidding closed
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