Jenny Holzer - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1996

  • Exhibited

    New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Jenny Holzer, December 12, 1989 - February 25, 1990, pp. 61, 106 (another example exhibited)
    Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT, November 1, 2009 - January 24, 2010, p. 127 (another example exhibited)
    Art Institute of Chicago, The Judith Neisser Collection: Minimal and Postminimal Innovation, February 13 - May 22, 2011, p. 156 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 67)
    London, Sprüth Magers, Sophisticated Devices, June 1 - August 18, 2012 (another example exhibited)
    Berlin, Sprüth Magers, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, September 17 - October 21, 2015 (another example exhibited)
    Los Angeles, Sprüth Magers, Eau de Cologne, June 28 - August 20, 2016 (another example exhibited)
    Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Sammlung Beyeler / Remix, June 9 - September 3, 2017 (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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Bethel white granite
17 1/8 x 36 x 18 in. (43.5 x 91.4 x 45.7 cm.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof.

Other works from the edition are installed at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $93,750

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019