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Jenny Holzer

Selected Works

Selection from Survival Series (Respect for life means you love…)

Jenny Holzer Selection from Survival Series (Respect for life means you love…) 1983-85 Cast aluminum with black patina

7 9/16 x 10 5/8 inches (19.2 x 27 cm)
Edition of 10
(Inventory #30286)

Jenny Holzer Selection from Survival Series (Respect for life means you love…), 1983-85

Pearl’s Truisms & Survival

Jenny Holzer Pearl’s Truisms & Survival 2013 Horizontal LED sign: RGB diodes, stainless steel housing

Text: Truisms (1977-79) and Survival (1983-85)
9 3/8 x 68 x 2 3/8 inches  (23.6 x 173 x 6.1 cm)
Edition of 6
Signed and numbered on reverse
(Inventory #31516)

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Jenny Holzer Pearl’s Truisms & Survival, 2013

Blue Inflammatory Essays

Jenny Holzer Blue Inflammatory Essays 2008 Curved LED with blue diodes, text from Inflammatory Essays 1979-1982

1 7/8 x 20 x 1/2 inches  (4.8 x 50.8 x 1.3 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered on the back
(Inventory #27089)

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Jenny Holzer Blue Inflammatory Essays, 2008

Amber Essays-text: Selections from Inflammatory Essays 1979-82

Jenny Holzer Amber Essays-text: Selections from Inflammatory Essays 1979-82 2003 Electronic LED signs with color diodes and anodized aluminum housing, text selections from Inflammatory Essays 1979-82

16 1/2 x 2 x 1/2 inches or 2 x 16 1/2 x 1/2 inches
Edition of 20
Signed on label on reverse
(Inventory #19861)

Influenced by Holzer’s readings of political, art, religious, utopian, and other manifestos, the “Inflammatory Essays” are a collection of 100-word texts. Like any manifesto, the voice in each essay urges and espouses a strong and particular ideology. By masking the author of the essays, Holzer allows the viewer to assess ideologies divorced from the personalities that propel them. With this series, Holzer invites the reader to consider the urgent necessity of social change, the possibility for manipulation of the public, and the conditions that attend revolution. In the present form, the texts scroll along an LED screen. The speed, legibility and amount of digital “noise” varies from text to text. Furthermore, the LED can be hung either horizontally or vertically.

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Jenny Holzer Amber Essays-text: Selections from Inflammatory Essays 1979-82, 2003
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8 Truisms

Jenny Holzer 8 Truisms 1977-79 Set of eight offset posters on paper

Image/paper size:  34 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches  (88.3 x 58.1 cm)
Signed lower right on last sheet
(Inventory #30422)

Jenny Holzer 8 Truisms, 1977-79

20 Inflammatory Essays

Jenny Holzer 20 Inflammatory Essays 1979-82 Set of 20 offset posters on colored paper

Signed on one sheet, on reverse
Image/paper size:  17 x 17 inches  (43.2 x 43.2 cm)
(Inventory #26145)

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Jenny Holzer 20 Inflammatory Essays, 1979-82

AKA

Jenny Holzer AKA 2006 Set of five etchings

Image size: 19 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches each (49 x 37.5 cm each)
Paper size: 29 13/16 x 22 5/16 inches each (75.7 x 56.7 cm each)
Edition of 40
Signed lower right and numbered lower left on the first print of the set
(Inventory #30934)

Jenny Holzer AKA, 2006
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Truth Before Power

Jenny Holzer Truth Before Power 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004 Set of four digital pigment prints

Edition of 40
Signed and numbered on colophon page
Image size:  19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches each  (50.2 x 40 cm each)
Paper size:  21 7/8 x 17 3/4 inches each  (55.6 x 45.1 cm each)
(Inventory #22453)

Text: Selections from Survival (1983-85) and Arno (1996) by Jenny Holzer; US government document: “Iraqi Pipeline Through Jordan”; and “To the Forty-Third President,” from Blackbird and Wolf by Henri Cole.  Copyright © 2007 by Henri Cole.  Used by/reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC

Available only as a set.

Jenny Holzer Truth Before Power, 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004
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Selection from ‘Living 1980 – 1982’

Jenny Holzer Selection from ‘Living 1980 – 1982’ 1999 Heliogravure on Zerkall rag paper

Edition of 99
Signed lower right, numbered lower left
Image size:  14 7/16 x 21 3/8 inches  (36.7 x 54.3 cm)
Plate size:  14 5/8 x 22 5/8 inches  (37.1 x 57.5 cm)
Paper size:  17 5/8 x 24 1/4 inches  (44.8 x 61.6 cm)
(Inventory #24504)

Jenny Holzer Selection from ‘Living 1980 – 1982’, 1999

Money Creates Taste from Truisms, 1977-79

Jenny Holzer Money Creates Taste from Truisms, 1977-79 2004 Glass paperweight multiple engraved with the words "Money Creates Taste"

Edition of 90, 10 AP
3 x 3 inches  (7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Accompanied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
(Inventory #31848)

Jenny Holzer Money Creates Taste from Truisms, 1977-79, 2004
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Exhibition Views

Jenny Holzer Exhibition Views

Jenny Holzer: 1977-2013
March 21, 2015 – April 25, 2015, Barbara Krakow Gallery

Jenny Holzer Exhibition Views,
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Exhibition Views

Jenny Holzer Exhibition Views

Jenny Holzer: Archive
April 28, 2007 – June 6, 2007, Barbara Krakow Gallery

Jenny Holzer Exhibition Views,
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Related Information

  • Artist’s Exhibitions at Krakow Witkin Gallery
  • Jenny Holzer Biography
  • Jenny Holzer Press