Jenny Holzer 10 Inflammatory Essays

Jenny Holzer
10 Inflammatory Essays
1979-82

Set of 10 offset posters on colored paper
17 x 17 inches

Donated by GCS alumni parent Jenny Holzer and Cheim & Read, New York. 

Est. Value:  $2,500

Holzer belongs to the feminist branch of a generation of artists that emerged around 1980, looking for new ways to make narrative or commentary an implicit part of visual objects. Holzer is mostly known for her large-scale public displays that include billboard advertisements, projections on buildings and other architectural structures, as well as illuminated electronic displays. Holzer was the first woman to represent the United States in the Venice Biennale in 1990, she was awarded the Leone D'Oro that year. She has been the recipient of the Blair Award, presented by the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982, the Skowhegan Medal for Installation (1994), the Berlin Prize Fellowship (2000), and a diploma of Chevalier from the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government (2002).  In 2010, Holzer was given the MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts; she received the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in 1996 and the Barnard Medal of Distinction in 2011.

Jenny Holzer is represented by Cheim and Read in New York.