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  • Provenance

    Sprüth Magers, Cologne
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

  • 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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Selections from the Inflammatory Essays

signed "Jenny Holzer" on a label affixed to the reverse
horizontal electronic LED sign with red and green diodes in black aluminum housing and bezel
6 x 46 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. (15.2 x 119.1 x 11.7 cm)
Executed in 1998, this work is number 5 from an edition of 6.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,800

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art [email protected]

New Now

New York Auction 3 March 2021