Selection from Survival: People look like...

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Sprüth Magers

  • Exhibited

    Ibiza Art Projects and Lune Rouge, Jenny Holzer: Are You Alive?, June 22 - December 17, 2016 (another example exhibited)

    Please note the buyer of this Lot will be required to sign a written agreement regarding restrictions directly with the Jenny Holzer Studio.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jenny Holzer lives and works in New York. A conceptual artist best known for her text-based public art projects, her work speaks of violence, oppression, sexuality, feminism, power, war and death. Throughout the years, Holzer has employed a variety of media and platforms for her work, from T-shirt designs and commemorative plaques to LED signs and paintings. Starting in the 1970s with her New York City posters, and continuing through her recent light projections on landscape and architecture, Holzer uses art as a form of communication and commentary.

  • Artist Bio

    Jenny Holzer

    American • 1950

    Jenny Holzer is a Conceptual artist best known for her text-based public art projects. Holzer's work speaks of violence, oppression, sexuality, feminism, power, war and death. Throughout the years, Holzer has employed a variety of media, from a T-shirt to a plaque to an LED sign. Starting in the 1970s with the New York City posters, and continuing through her recent light projections on landscape and architecture, she uses her art as a form of communication and commentary. Holzer's art hangs in important collections around the globe including 7 World Trade Center, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

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Selection from Survival: People look like...

Text: Survival, 1983-85
incised with the artist's initials and number "JH2065.1/3" on the underside

Sodalite Blue bench
17 x 42 x 20 in. (43.2 x 106.7 x 50.8 cm.)
Executed in 2015, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3.

Estimate
$250,000 - 350,000 

sold for $275,000

Contact Specialist
Sam Mansour
Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1219
smansour@phillips.com

Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018