JENNY HOLZER | UNTITLED (FROM THE LIVING SERIES)
JENNY HOLZER | UNTITLED (FROM THE LIVING SERIES)
JENNY HOLZER | UNTITLED (FROM THE LIVING SERIES)
JENNY HOLZER | UNTITLED (FROM THE LIVING SERIES)
JENNY HOLZER | UNTITLED (FROM THE LIVING SERIES)
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JENNY HOLZER | UNTITLED (FROM THE LIVING SERIES)

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

JENNY HOLZER | UNTITLED (FROM THE LIVING SERIES)

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:6,000USD

Lot Details

Description

JENNY HOLZER

b.1950

UNTITLED (FROM THE LIVING SERIES


anodized aluminum

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, this work is from a potentially unrealized edition of 10, plus 1 artist's proof.


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

Condition Report

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There are scattered surface scratches and dents, visible upon close inspection under raking light. There is faint, scattered wear to the plaque, including handling marks and scattered surface accretions. There are losses to the turning edges, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.


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Cataloguing

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.

Contemporary Art Online | New York
Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT