JENNY HOLZER

Truism (Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise)

$575

  • medium Screenprint in colors on wood
  • edition 1
  • size 5.88w x 3.88h in
  • created 2018
Notes

COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary
Published By: Printed Matter, New York
Additional Info:The Truisms, comprising over 250 single-sentence declarations, were written to resemble existing aphorisms, maxims, and clichés. The series was influenced by the reading list provided by Ron Clark at the Whitney Independent Study Program, where Holzer studied in 1977. Each sentence distills difficult and contentious ideas into a seemingly straightforward statement of fact. Privileging no single viewpoint, the Truisms examine the social construction of beliefs, mores, and truths. Arranged in alphabetical order, they were first shown on anonymous street posters pasted throughout downtown Manhattan, and they have since appeared on T-shirts, hats, electronic signs, stone floors, and benches.