Jenny Holzer - Under the Influence New York Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Boston, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Jenny Holzer: ARCHIVE, April 28 - June 6, 2007 (another example exhibited)
    Dubai, Traffic, I Don't Need Your Money Honey All I Need is Love - Works from the Farook Collection, January 5 - January 27, 2011 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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Purple Truisms Survival

mini LED with blue and red (purple) diodes
4 x 5 x 1 1/2 in. (10.2 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm)
This work is number 42 from an edition of 100. Signed "Jenny Holzer" on a label affixed to the reverse.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $5,000

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Under the Influence

New York Auction 4 March 2015 11am