"End of the USA" (Inflammatory Essays), 1982


Offset Lithograph

17.00 x 17.00 in

43.2 x 43.2 cm

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    About The Work

    Holzer's iconic "Inflammatory Essays", produced between 1979 and 1982, were first pasted on walls throughout heavily populated metro areas including New York and other cities.

    Composed of anonymous statements, printed on friendly or calm colored papers, the statements were influenced by writings of major political figures such as Emma Goldman, Mao Tse-Tung, and Vladimir Lenin.

    Holzer explained that “Like any manifesto, the voice in each essay urges and espouses a strong and particular ideology. By masking the author of the essays, it allows the viewer to assess ideologies divorced from the personalities that propel them. With this series, the reader is to consider the urgent necessity of social change, the possibility for manipulation of the public, and the conditions that attend revolution.

    Over the course of Holzer's career, the artist has continued to revisit the content and affect of the "Inflammatory Essays" and as such they are like cornerstone of her practice. 

    They can be found in numerous museum collections including the Tate (London)

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    • Printed at Millner Bros., NYC

      Very good condition

      This was not an editioned piece.

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