In the 1980s, Jenny Holzer and Lady Pink both used New York City as a canvas for their artworks. Holzer wheat-pasted posters and slogans throughout Manhattan, while Lady Pink spray-painted graffiti on buildings and subway cars. During that time, Holzer and Lady Pink collaborated on a series of canvases, on which Lady Pink painted and Holzer composed phrases. This painting is based on a photograph by Susan Meiselas taken during the armed conflict in Nicaragua, which served as a political flashpoint for many artists.
Gallery label from 2019