Jenny Holzer. Living: Some days you wake up and immediately.... 1980-82

Jenny Holzer Living: Some days you wake up and immediately... 1980-82

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Since the late 1970s Holzer has used text as her primary artistic vehicle. Many works have had a public presence; her pithy, ironic, and often disturbing statements have been presented on posters, T-shirts, baseball caps, and a flashing screen in Times Square, New York. In the Living series, she has adopted the bronze plaque in order "to have the look of a voice of authority, of the establishment," she has said.

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
8 x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Credit
Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds
Object number
6.2007
Copyright
© 2018 Jenny Holzer / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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