Jenny Holzer - New Now: Modern & Contemporary Art London Friday, April 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm
    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Christie's, New York, 11 January 2005, lot 73
    Sprüth Magers Lee, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Cheim & Read, Louise Bourgeois: Spider 1996 | Jenny Holzer: The Living Series 1980-1982, 14 February - 4 April 1997 (another example exhibited)
    Kansas City Art Institute, Signs of the Times, 8 June - 18 July 2001 (another example exhibited)
    Melbourne, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, A History of Happiness, 14 October - 2 December 2002 (another example exhibited)
    Cincinnati, Carl Solway Gallery, Jenny Holzer - Multiple Editions, 9 September - 23 December 2005 (another example exhibited)
    Berlin, Sprüth Magers, Eau de Cologne, 17 September - 21 October 2015 (another example exhibited)
    Los Angeles, Sprüth Magers, Eau de Cologne, 28 June - 20 August 2016 (another example exhibited)
    Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Jenny Holzer, July 2021 - November 2022 (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. 

    View More Works


The Living Series: You wonder if the pain in the side...

hand-painted enamel on metal sign
53.6 x 58.4 cm (21 1/8 x 22 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1981, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £7,620

Contact Specialist

Charlotte Gibbs
Head of New Now: Modern & Contemporary Art
+44 20 7901 7993

New Now: Modern & Contemporary Art

London Auction 19 April 2024