Jenny Holzer, Lady Pink. Trust visions that don't feature buckets of blood. 1983-84

Jenny Holzer, Lady Pink Trust visions that don't feature buckets of blood 1983-84

  • MoMA, Floor 2, 202

In the 1980s, Holzer and Lady Pink used New York as a backdrop for their artworks: Holzer wheatpasted posters and slogans on walls throughout Manhattan, and Lady Pink spray-painted graffiti on buildings and subway cars. The two also collaborated on a series of paintings on canvas, such as this work, for which Holzer composed phrases and Lady Pink did the painting. Trust visions that don’t feature buckets of blood was based on a recent image by the documentary photographer Susan Meiselas, who worked extensively in Nicaragua during the armed conflict that roiled the nation for decades in the second half of the twentieth century.

Gallery label from 2019
Medium
Spray paint on canvas
Dimensions
107 7/8 x 119 3/4" (274 x 304 cm)
Credit
Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds, and gift of The Modern Women's Fund
Object number
731.2018
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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