Jenny Holzer, ‘THE UNIVERSE’, 2017, Hauser & Wirth
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Jenny Holzer

THE UNIVERSE, 2017

Ocean Beige Limestone bench
16 7/8 × 76 × 20 1/8 in
42.9 × 193 × 51.1 cm
This is a unique work.
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New York, Los Angeles, Zurich, London, Somerset, Central, St. Moritz, Zürich, Gstaad, Southampton
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© (2019) Jenny Holzer. All rights reserved DACS, London / member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth …
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, ‘THE UNIVERSE’, 2017, Hauser & Wirth
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About the work
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© (2019) Jenny Holzer. All rights reserved DACS, London / member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth …
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

THE UNIVERSE, 2017

Ocean Beige Limestone bench
16 7/8 × 76 × 20 1/8 in
42.9 × 193 × 51.1 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Los Angeles, Zurich, London, Somerset, Central, St. Moritz, Zürich, Gstaad, Southampton
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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