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  • 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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If you had behaved nicely..., from The Survival Series

1983-85
Cast aluminum plaque painted with black,
3 x 10 x 1/4 in. (7.6 x 25.4 x .6 cm)
numbered 1/10 (printed on a label affixed to the reverse), published by the artist, occasional very minor soiling and trace adhesive remains, otherwise in very good condition.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $20,000

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York