MONEY CREATES TASTE, 2007 - Jenny Holzer
About the Work
About MONEY CREATES TASTE
Holzer's famous Truisms—such as "Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise," the piece "Protect Me from What I Want," and the words inscribed on this sculpture, "Money Creates Taste"—have appeared on posters, condoms, benches, and electronic LED ...Read More
Holzer's famous Truisms—such as "Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise," the piece "Protect Me from What I Want," and the words inscribed on this sculpture, "Money Creates Taste"—have appeared on posters, condoms, benches, and electronic LED signs. Her work is also featured on a 65-foot wide wall of light in the lobby of 7 World Trade Center.
MONEY CREATES TASTE is a work that questions consumerist impulses. In this object—a spoon for eating—Holzer inscribes the title on the curving part of the spoon, a word play that is representative of her famous pithy social judgments.
About the Artist
About Jenny Holzer
Until 1993, Holzer wrote her own texts, after which she began to appropriate texts by Polish Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska, and other champions of human rights, including Elfriede Jelinek, Fadhil Al-Azawi, Yehuda Amichai, and Mahmoud Darwish. Recent works include I Was in Baghdad Ochre Fade (2007), a series of oil on linen transcriptions of torture documents from the Iraq War; Redaction Paintings (2009), which were created using recently released classified memos with texts blacked out by censors; and an installation in the lobby of 7 World Trade Center. In 1990, she was the first woman to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale, where she won the Golden Lion for the best artist.Read Less
DescriptionInternational silver 1810 cream soup spoon, sterling silver.
AuthenticationMarked and numbered by the artist and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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