JENNY HOLZER "PROTECTION BOX", 1990
Since the late 1970's Jenny Holzer has created an impressive oeuvre consisting of objects, sculpture and public art...often revisiting the slogans and sayings she debuted at the start of her career.
Holzer has focused on perhaps a dozen of the original "Truisms" and revisited them in an array of media ranging from billboards to t-shirts, from marble benchers to pencils. Holzer's text-based pieces have provoked the public to consider the power structures that surround us.
This is the first time Caviar20 has handled the "Protection Box" a black lacquered box/sculpture that invites the owner to store something inside of it...whether something banal, something intimate or something lethal it is up to you.
In 1989 Holzer was commissioned by a Dutch publisher to explore the idea of "Pandora". The artist collaborated with a Master cabinet maker to create an edition of 200 (however only numbers 76 to 200 were offered commercially) of these mysterious objects.
This is an early and remarkable multiple by this inimitable artist.
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Silkscreen on lacquered wood box
Original publisher's edition document included
From an edition of 200 (although only 125 were offered commercially)
10"H 14"D 11.25"W
Very good condition
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