Jenny Holzer - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
  • “The rock crept in for a couple of reasons. One was my move to the country. I saw stone for the first time in years. I thought, “rocks are pretty nice”, and nature eased into the work. Another consideration was, as I said, my apocalyptic preoccupations. I thought I should put something on rock so that after Armageddon, someone could overturn the stone and read. Another reason was simply practical. I needed benches so people could sit and read my signs. Stone makes good inscribed benches.”
     —Jenny Holzer

    • Provenance

      Private Collection, New York

    • 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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Selection From Survival: Turn Soft and Lovely Anytime You Have a Chance

Danby Imperial white marble footstool.
17 x 23 x 16 in. (43.2 x 58.4 x 40.6 cm)
Incised with initials and numbering 'JH957 9/10' on the underside.

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$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $82,550

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023