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Jenny Holzer, ‘Top Secret 32’, 2012, Caviar20
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Jenny Holzer

Top Secret 32, 2012

Handmade cotton denim painter
35 × 27 in
88.9 × 68.6 cm
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Toronto
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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, ‘Top Secret 32’, 2012, Caviar20
Jenny Holzer, ‘Top Secret 32’, 2012, Caviar20
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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed by the artist verso
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

Top Secret 32, 2012

Handmade cotton denim painter
35 × 27 in
88.9 × 68.6 cm
Sold
Location
Toronto
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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