Jenny Holzer, ‘Selection from Survival: Protect me...’, 2006, Sotheby's

Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

Executed in 2006, this work is number 10 from an edition of 10, plus 2 artist's proofs.

Signature: partially incised with the title on the top; incised with the number 10/10 on the underside of the left leg

Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA Collection, March 2012 - January 2013 (another example exhibited)

Sprüth Magers, London
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in May 2011

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

Group Shows

The Museum Show: Works that were exhibited, owned, sold by - or about - museums (including the gift shops!!!)
New York,
Copenhagen V,
Lisa Cooley, 
New York,
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