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    • Provenance

      Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
      Private Collection
      Christie's, New York, November 9, 2005, lot 574
      Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale)
      Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, December 17, 2010, lot 95
      Private Collection (acquired at the above sale)
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Jenny Holzer: Under A Rock, October 7 - November 1, 1986 (another example exhibited)

    • Literature

      Jenny Holzer: Signs, exh. cat., Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1988, pp. 51, 85 (Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 1986 installation view of another example illustrated)
      Jenny Holzer: The Venice Installation, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1991, p. 20 (Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 1986 installation view of another example illustrated, p. 21)
      Michael Auping, Universe Series on Women Artists: Jenny Holzer, New York, 1992, pls. 14-15, p. 38 (Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 1986 installation view of another example illustrated, pp. 37, 39)

    • 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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Under a Rock

electronic LED sign with red and green diodes
9 1/2 x 112 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (24.1 x 285.8 x 14 cm)
Executed in 1986, this work is number 6 from an edition of 6 plus 1 artist's proof.

Full Cataloguing

$150,000 - 200,000 

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York 8 December 2020