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3 Selections from Truisms, 2 Selections from Living, and 1 Selection from Survival, by Jenny Holzer

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Jenny Holzer is an American conceptual artist . She attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio ; Rhode Island School of Design ; and the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art .   Holzer was originally an abstract artist , focusing on painting and printmaking; after moving to New York City in 1977, she began working with text as art.   She was also an active member of the artists group Colab .

 


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The main focus of her work is the use of words and ideas in public space . Originally utilizing street posters, LED signs became her most visible medium, though her diverse practice incorporates a wide array of media including bronze plaques, painted signs, stone benches and footstools, stickers, T-shirts, condoms, paintings, photographs, sound, video, light projection and the Internet .

 

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The above text is from the entry "Jenny Holzer' at Wikipedia, and all the images in this article are courtesy of Jenny Holzer and Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues.   To view the AWC homepage for Ms. Holzer's art, click here.

 

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

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