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Jenny Holzer

Truisms (Spanish), 1979

Offset on glossy paper
17 × 11 in
43.2 × 27.9 cm
location
Hong Kong, London, New York
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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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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 (Spanish), 1979

Offset on glossy paper
17 × 11 in
43.2 × 27.9 cm
location
Hong Kong, London, New York
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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