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 ...

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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.

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About the Artist

About Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer is an American conceptual artist best known for her text-based works, which are constructed from "truisms" such as "abuse of power comes as ...

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Jenny Holzer is an American conceptual artist best known for her text-based works, which are constructed from "truisms" such as "abuse of power comes as no surprise" and "protect me from what I want." By experimenting with the use of words visually displayed in public spaces, Holzer is able to stimulate public discussions about violence, sexuality, oppression, human rights, feminism, power, war, and death. Starting with street posters, Holzer's practice has come to incorporate LED screens that run with stock-ticker-like texts, painted signs, plaques, photographs, sound, video, and the Internet.

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.

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Size Price
6.25" x 0.75" x 1.75" $1,500
Edition of 100

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Description

International silver 1810 cream soup spoon, sterling silver.

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Marked and numbered by the artist and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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