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Jenny Holzer, ‘SECRET Page 3, 2014’, 2014, Fondation Beyeler
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Jenny Holzer

SECRET Page 3, 2014, 2014

Oil on linen
79 9/10 × 62 1/5 in
203 × 158 cm
Location
Riehen
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About the work
Exhibition history
Fondation Beyeler
Riehen

Text: "Declassified U.S. Government"
John Cheim Collection

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Painting
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Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York © 2015, ProLitteris, Zurich
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, ‘SECRET Page 3, 2014’, 2014, Fondation Beyeler
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View
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About the work
Exhibition history
Fondation Beyeler
Riehen

Text: "Declassified U.S. Government"
John Cheim Collection

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York © 2015, ProLitteris, Zurich
Jenny Holzer
American, b. 1950
Follow

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

SECRET Page 3, 2014, 2014

Oil on linen
79 9/10 × 62 1/5 in
203 × 158 cm
Location
Riehen
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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