477
477
Jenny Holzer (b. 1950)
UNTITLED (FROM "THE LIVING SERIES") [7 PARTS], 1981-82
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477
Jenny Holzer (b. 1950)
UNTITLED (FROM "THE LIVING SERIES") [7 PARTS], 1981-82
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Jenny Holzer (b. 1950)
UNTITLED (FROM "THE LIVING SERIES") [7 PARTS], 1981-82
anodized aluminum, in seven parts
Each Plaque: 10 by 12 in. (25.4 by 30.5 cm.); Framed: 23 by 24 in. (58.4 by 61 cm.)
Executed in 1981-82, each plaque is from a potentially unrealized edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.
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Provenance

Barbara Gladsone Gallery, New York
AtlanticRichfieldCompany (ARCO), Los Angeles 
Private Collection, Tyler 
Sotheby's, New York, 13 May 1995, Lot 901
Private Collection, Denver (acquired from the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Conceptual artist, Jenny Holzer is well known for text-based public art projects. After studying at Ohio University and Rhode Island School of Design, Holzer began her 'Truisms' series in 1977 by posting ambiguous quotes throughout New York. The present work contains a wide range of Truisms, which speak of different reflections on human interaction. Though Holzer uses words to send a message, it is ultimately her chosen material that elevates her practice, as the plaques give her words the appearance of authority.

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