JENNY HOLZER "MESSAGES", 1988

Jenny Holzer's menacing (and sometimes humorous) "Truisms"  first appeared in 1983 when the artist was invited to participate in a group show exploring the themes and dialogue from George Orwell's "1984".

Over the past three decades Holzer has created an impressive oeuvre consisting of objects, sculpture and public art...often revisiting the slogans and sayings she first embraced in the early 1980's

From marble benches to billboards, Holzer's text-based pieces have provoked the public to consider the power structures that surround us. 

Some of her most famous sayings include: 

"Abuse of power comes as no surprise"

"The beginning of the war will be secret"

"Lack of charisma can be fatal"

"Men don't protect you anymore"

These slogans seem to be especially poignant considering the recent political landscape in the United States. 

"Messages" was created in 1988 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. It is composed of 20 labels on five sheets. 

This is a remarkable and affordable multiple by this inimitable artist.

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"Messages", 1988

Published by ArtAngel Trust

9.5"W 6"H (each sheet) 

Good condition


 

 

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