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  • Provenance

    DJT Fine Arts, New York
    Private Collection
    Sotheby’s, New York, 12 November 2009, lot 375
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Survival

incised with the serial number '990521-3'
electronic LED sign with amber diodes
277 x 13.5 x 7.5 cm (109 x 5 3/8 x 2 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1999, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5.

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Words are Deeds

London Selling Exhibition 11 July – 25 August 2017