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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Munich, Sprüth Magers; Cologne, Sprüth Magers, Hot Pink, November 11, 2004 – July 16, 2005

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jenny Holzer
    Born 1950, Gallipolis, Ohio

    1968–70 Duke University, Durham
    1972 BFA Ohio University, Athens
    1977 MFA Rhode Island School of Design

    Selected museum exhibitions:
    Tate Modern, London (2018); Museo Correr, Venice (2015); Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2009); MAK, Vienna (2006); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (2001); Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (1997); Dallas Museum of Art (1993); Venice Biennale (1990); Dia Art Foundation (1989); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1989); Brooklyn Museum (1988); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1983)
    Selected honors: American Academy of Arts and Letters (2018); Distinguished Women in the Arts Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010); Urban Visionaries Award, The Cooper Union, New York (2006), Public Art Network Award, Americans for the Arts (2004), Berlin Prize Fellowship, The American Academy in Berlin (2000); Golden Lion, Venice Biennale (1990); Blair Award, Art Institute of Chicago (1982)
    Selected public collections: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Modern, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art

    Lady Pink (a.k.a. Sandra Fabara)
    Born 1964 Ambato, Ecuador

    Selected museum exhibitions: Bronx Museum of Art (1999); Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (1998); Queens Museum, New York (1990); The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia (1984)
    Selected public collections: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Museum of the City of New York; Groninger Museum, Netherlands; Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Modern Art

    Language has long been Jenny Holzer’s medium of engaging the public whether through electronic signs, posters, billboards, projections, carved inscriptions, or other means. Around the time Some men… was created in the early 1980s, Holzer was pasting up evocative posters and stickers on the streets of New York, her messages with their edgy and aphoristic tone intended to command attention and inspire thought. Lady Pink, one of the few women graffiti writers and founder of the all-women graffiti crew “Ladies of the Arts”, was stealthily and defiantly spraying large scale public murals on subway train cars and building exteriors. Their collaboration in the present work juxtaposes a powerful feminist statement from Holzer’s Survival series with Lady Pink’s characteristic depiction of a strong, feminine, confident woman surrounded by lush tropical flowers.


Some men think women are expendable they fuck them kill them and throw them away like candy wrappers

spray paint on canvas
107 1/2 x 112 1/8 in. (273.1 x 284.8 cm.)
Executed in 1983 - 1984.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019