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Jenny Holzer

TRUISMS (selections from 1977-79), 2013

8 × 5 1/2 × 3 7/10 in
20.3 × 14 × 9.5 cm
Edition 1/12
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Zucker Art Books
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Digital animation with HD mini-projector in custom enclosure.
published by platypus editions, new …

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Digital animation with HD mini-projector in custom enclosure.
published by platypus editions, new york
Edition of 12
49-minute digital animation loop, comprised of 232 Truisms, running alphabetically in two rotations, with
32 unique animations. Powered by internal battery (1.5 hours) or AC current. Housed in a portable …

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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.

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Zucker Art Books
new York
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Digital animation with HD mini-projector in custom enclosure.
published by platypus editions, new …

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Digital animation with HD mini-projector in custom enclosure.
published by platypus editions, new york
Edition of 12
49-minute digital animation loop, comprised of 232 Truisms, running alphabetically in two rotations, with
32 unique animations. Powered by internal battery (1.5 hours) or AC current. Housed in a portable …

Read more
Medium
Installation
Image rights
Platypus Editions
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

TRUISMS (selections from 1977-79), 2013

8 × 5 1/2 × 3 7/10 in
20.3 × 14 × 9.5 cm
Edition 1/12
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
new York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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