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  • Provenance

    Cheim & Read Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    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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Property from an Important American Collection

53

Shark

2003
signed 'Jenny Holzer' on a label affixed to the reverse.
vertical electronic LED sign with red and white (pink) diodes and black aluminum housing
244.2 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm. (96 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 2 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2003, this work is number 5 from an edition of 6.

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€22,100-33,100
$25,600-38,500

Sold for HK$562,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2017