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Untitled (from The Survival Series)

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Untitled (from The Survival Series)

Artist: Jenny Holzer (American, born 1950)

Date: 1984
Medium: Painted cast aluminum
Overall: 3 x 10in. (7.6 x 25.4cm)
Markings: Verso, upper left: '1'
Credit Line: Museum Purchase, in part, by the William and Catherine Palmer Fund
Object number: 93.17
Label Text
Jenny Holzer has created several text series and displayed them in untraditional locations for fine art-airports, city streets, or ballparks-as well as in museums and galleries. Her first series, "Truisms," is a long list of short statements representing several political points of view. These include "Abuse of power comes as no surprise" and "Protect me from what I want."

Her "Survival Series," to which this small plaque belongs, contains statements that are closer to the artist's own opinions. Holzer calls them "an alternative public service message."

© Jenny Holzer