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Jenny Holzer
B. 1950
WHITE TOWER
two-sided LED freestanding tower with white diodes and stainless steel base 
tower: 120 1/8 by 5 3/8 by 5 3/8 in. 305.1 by 13.7 by 13.7 cm.
base: 2 3/4 by 24 by 24 in. 7 by 61 by 61 cm.
Executed in 2007, this work is unique. 
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Provenance

Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Catalogue Note

THE JOKE’S ON YOU

I’M BIDING MY TIME LOOKING FOR THE SPOT

YOU THINK NO ONE CAN REACH YOU

NO ONE CAN HAVE WHAT YOU HAVE

I’VE BEEN PLANNING WHILE YOU’RE PLAYING

I’VE BEEN SAVING WHILE YOU’RE SPENDING

THE GAME IS ALMOST OVER SO IT’S TIME YOU ACKNOWLEDGE ME

DO YOU WANT TO FALL NOT EVER KNOWING WHO TOOK YOU?

FEAR IS THE MOST ELEGANT WEAPON

YOUR HANDS ARE NEVER MESSY

THREATENING BODILY HARM IS CRUDE

WORK INSTEAD ON MINDS AND BELIEFS

PLAY INSECURITIES LIKE A PIANO

BE CREATIVE IN APPROACH

FORCE ANXIETY TO EXCRUCIATING LEVELS OR GENTLY UNDERMINE THE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE

PANIC DRIVES HUMAN HERDS OVER CLIFFS

AN ALTERNATIVE IS TERROR-INDUCED IMMOBILIZATION

FEAR FEEDS ON FEAR

PUT THIS EFFICIENT PROCESS IN MOTION

MANIPULATION IS NOT LIMITED TO PEOPLE

ECONOMIC SOCIAL AND DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS CAN BE SHAKEN

IT WILL BE DEMONSTRATED THAT NOTHING IS SAFE SACRED OR SANE

THERE IS NO RESPITE FROM HORROR

ABSOLUTES ARE QUICKSILVER

RESULTS ARE SPECTACULAR

FREEDOM IS IT!

Selections from Survival text in the present work

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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