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Jenny Holzer

Selected Works

Blue Blue, text: Blue 1998

Jenny Holzer Blue Blue, text: Blue 1998 2003 Electronic LED signs with color diodes and anodized aluminum housing

Vertical dimensions:  16 1/2 x 2 x 1/2 inches (41.9 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm)
Horizontal dimensions: 2 x 16 1/2 x 1/2 inches (5.1 x 41.9 x 1.3 cm)
Edition of 2
(Inventory #17338)

Text: BLUE (1998), More lyrical and obliquely narrated than Holzer’s earlier works, Blue touches on the pervasive fallout of abuse and bad sex. The text examines how individual memory can be situated next to and within unnamed but global catastrophe. By addressing and eliding individual and mass trauma, this text indicates that no disaster is purely local but leaks into the world’s political and psychological groundwater.

can be installed horizontally or vertically-LED switches automatically

 

Jenny Holzer Blue Blue, text: Blue 1998, 2003

Arno, Blue

Jenny Holzer Arno, Blue 2005 Vertical LED sign: white diodes, stainless steel housing

76 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 3 inches  (195.3 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm)
Edition of 6
(Inventory #27201)

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Exhibited January 6, 2018 – February 10, 2018

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Jenny Holzer Arno, Blue, 2005

Truism Footstool (Starvation is nature’s way…)

Jenny Holzer Truism Footstool (Starvation is nature’s way…) 1988 Baltic brown granite bench

16 x 23 x 15 3/4 inches  (40.6 x 58.4 x 40 cm)

TEXT READS ON TOP:
AN ELITE IS INEVITABLE
ANY SURPLUS IS IMMORAL
HUMANISM IS OBSOLETE
HUMOR IS A RELEASE
MONEY CREATES TASTE
MURDER HAS IT’S SEXUAL SIDE
SOLITUDE IS ENRICHING
TRUE FREEDOM IS FRIGHTFUL
WAR IS A PURIFICATION RITE

FRONT SIDE TEXT READS:
STARVATION IS NATURE’S WAY

BACK SIDE TEXT READS:
EATING TOO MUCH IS CRIMINAL

Edition of 40
(Inventory #29756)

Jenny Holzer Truism Footstool (Starvation is nature’s way…), 1988

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)

Jenny Holzer 20 Inflammatory Essays, 1979-82

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

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

Edition for Bregenz

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz 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 #19588)

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 Edition for Bregenz, 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004

Edition for Bregenz

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004 One from the suite of four digital pigment prints

Detail image

Available only as a set.

 

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz, 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004

Edition for Bregenz

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004 One from the suite of four digital pigment prints

Detail image

Available only as a set.

 

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz, 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004

Edition for Bregenz

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004 One from the suite of four digital pigment prints

Detail image

Available only as a set.

 

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz, 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004

Edition for Bregenz

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004 One from the suite of four digital pigment prints

Detail image

Available only as a set.

 

Jenny Holzer Edition for Bregenz, 1983-1985; 1996; Cole, 2004

Related Information

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