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This print originally comes from a 1996 light projection exhibit in Florence in which Holzer created a series of images making romantic phrases like "I Smell you On My Skin" and "You Are My Own" appear on riverbank walls. The site-specificity of her words further lends to Holzer's meditation on language.

This work comes framed, with dimensions measuring 14.5 x 13.75 inches.

Referencing current affairs, Jenny Holzer (b.1950) creates works that are controversial and often times thought provoking. Drawing inspiration from the written word, Holzer uses language as art throughout her oveuve. Unconventional, Holzer often installs her work in unexpected locations, including building facades, on advertisements, and telephone booths. After studying at Duke University and the University of Chicago, Holzer earned her BFA in 1972 from Ohio University in Athens, OH. She went on to receive a MFA in 1977 from the Rhode Island School of Design. For her work, Holzer has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2010 the Los Angeles MOCA Award for Distinguished Women in the Arts and in 1989 she was the first American woman to exhibit at the Venice Biennial. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the world and has recently been the subject of solo shows at Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY (2012); Spruth Magers, Berlin, Germany (2012); L&M Arts, Venice, CA (2012); Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2011); DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada (2010); Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2010); Foundation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (2010); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2009); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2009).

Selected Public Collections:

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Tate Modern, London, England
Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Statens museum for kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • ACRIA Auction Private Collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 7.5 in. (20.32 x 19.05 cm.)
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