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IF YOU AREN'T POLITICAL YOUR PERSONAL LIFE SHOULD BE EXEMPLARY, 1988

Sculpture

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IN
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Price
Edition of 20
$20,000
    • Steel plaque.
    • Signed and numbered by the artist on recto.

    About The Work

    Jenny Holzer's Truisms, which are perhaps her best known body of work, are comprised of a series of statements and aphorisms presented in a variety of different contexts—projected on walls, flashing in LED displays, carved onto marble benches, or imprinted on steel plaques.

    IF YOU AREN'T POLITICAL YOUR PERSONAL LIFE SHOULD BE EXEMPLARY is an example of a truism that characterizes Holzer's desire to foment debate with her work. By goading viewers to consider whether or not they are "political," Holzer forces us to reconsider whether it's possible, in a world ripped apart by unrest, war, revolution, and religious extremism, to rise above being mired in human frailty.

    About Jenny Holzer

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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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