Jenny Holzer, ‘The Usual Suspects (One off collaboration with Martin Wong, Crash, John Ahearn, Jenny Holzer, Jane Dickson, Daze, Gary Simmons, Andrew Castrucci)’, 1996, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Jenny Holzer, ‘The Usual Suspects (One off collaboration with Martin Wong, Crash, John Ahearn, Jenny Holzer, Jane Dickson, Daze, Gary Simmons, Andrew Castrucci)’, 1996, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Jenny Holzer, ‘The Usual Suspects (One off collaboration with Martin Wong, Crash, John Ahearn, Jenny Holzer, Jane Dickson, Daze, Gary Simmons, Andrew Castrucci)’, 1996, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera

Printed by Nenad Bozie, New York.

This artwork is the result of an extremely rare - indeed unique, one-off -- collaboration - a spectacular limited edition signed and numbered silkscreen, hand signed by all nine of the distinguished contemporary artists listed below (including the deceased Martin Wong) who participated. It was created in 1996 to benefit CRIA, Community Research Initiative on AIDS.
This is indeed a collectors item.

Additional Details:
Rare Limited Edition Hand Signed and Numbered Silkscreen
Hand signed by all nine artists (Unframed), who are:
Martin Wong, Crash, John Ahearn, Jenny Holzer, Jane Dickson, Daze, Gary Simmons, Andrew Castrucci
What makes this work impressive is that each of the nine artists created a band in the print, so it's individual and collective.
Printed by Nenad Bozie, New York,
Published by: Avanti Galleries, New York

Signature: Ink numbered from the edition of 100, and hand-signed in pencil by all of the artists (Jenny Holzer’s signature in fountain pen)

Publisher: Avanti Galleries, New York

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

2018
The Museum Show: Works that were exhibited, owned, sold by - or about - museums (including the gift shops!!!)
2016
New York,
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2015
Copenhagen V,
2015
Lisa Cooley, 
New York,
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About Martin Wong

About CRASH

Coming of age in the Bronx in the 1960s and ’70s, John “Crash” Matos first picked up a can of spray paint at the age of 13 to cut his teeth as a graffiti artist by “bombing” the subway trains in the New York City rail yards. He has not stopped since. His bold, blocky signature—CRASH—greeted subway riders in the 1970s and ’80s, New York’s economically dire, artistically fertile days. By the 1980s, with the embrace of his work by galleries and at the urging of his friend and contemporary, Keith Haring, Crash was translating his explosive outdoor murals to the canvas’s more contained plane. He remains busy with commissions and collaborations, claiming that his future holds “more work, more painting, more strats, more walls, more lobsters, more steaks…in other words more living to do.”

American, b. 1961, Bronx, New York

About Jane Dickson

Group Shows

2018
Museum of the City of New York, 
New York, NY, USA,
Art in the Open
2017
New York,

About Gary Simmons

Gary Simmons references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory on both personal and collective levels. In his 2010 exhibition "Midnight Matinee," Simmons used images of drive-in theater marquees and houses from vintage horror films to reflect on ghosts and abandoned pasts. Simmons has centered much of his practice on erasure. Early on he drew in white chalk on readymade chalkboards or directly onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands, and in recent years he has adapted the process to canvas, using pigment, oil paint, and cold wax.

American, b. 1964, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

About Andrew Castrucci

About Chris DAZE Ellis

American, 1962 - N/A, based in New York, NY, United States

Group Shows

2018
Galerie Droste, 
Paris, France,
art is where the heart is Vol. 2
2017
2017
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About John Ahearn

American, b. 1951, Binghamton, New York, United States, based in New York, NY, United States