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JENNY HOLZER (b. 1950)

 
Born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, OH, Holzer received her BFA from Ohio University in 1972 and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. The artist fully embraces sculpture and mixed media works, seamlessly shifting from her monumental "word displays" to more intimate works such as "Survival: Hide under water…" (1989).  
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<br>Holzer's use of the red granite medium reframes the conversation about works of art in stone, a medium traditionally associated with antiquity and classical sculpture. The inclusion of typography and wordplay in this medium recalls a theme in Holzer's oeuvre, such as her renowned "Truisms" series, and expands the potential of language in art. Holzer is included in countless museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art,  New York, where her "Granite Bench" (1986) is featured prominently in their sculpture garden. Born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, OH, Holzer received her BFA from Ohio University in 1972 and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. The artist fully embraces sculpture and mixed media works, seamlessly shifting from her monumental "word displays" to more intimate works such as "Survival: Hide under water…" (1989).  
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<br>Holzer's use of the red granite medium reframes the conversation about works of art in stone, a medium traditionally associated with antiquity and classical sculpture. The inclusion of typography and wordplay in this medium recalls a theme in Holzer's oeuvre, such as her renowned "Truisms" series, and expands the potential of language in art. Holzer is included in countless museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art,  New York, where her "Granite Bench" (1986) is featured prominently in their sculpture garden. Born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, OH, Holzer received her BFA from Ohio University in 1972 and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. The artist fully embraces sculpture and mixed media works, seamlessly shifting from her monumental "word displays" to more intimate works such as "Survival: Hide under water…" (1989).  
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<br>Holzer's use of the red granite medium reframes the conversation about works of art in stone, a medium traditionally associated with antiquity and classical sculpture. The inclusion of typography and wordplay in this medium recalls a theme in Holzer's oeuvre, such as her renowned "Truisms" series, and expands the potential of language in art. Holzer is included in countless museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art,  New York, where her "Granite Bench" (1986) is featured prominently in their sculpture garden. Born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, OH, Holzer received her BFA from Ohio University in 1972 and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. The artist fully embraces sculpture and mixed media works, seamlessly shifting from her monumental "word displays" to more intimate works such as "Survival: Hide under water…" (1989).  
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<br>Holzer's use of the red granite medium reframes the conversation about works of art in stone, a medium traditionally associated with antiquity and classical sculpture. The inclusion of typography and wordplay in this medium recalls a theme in Holzer's oeuvre, such as her renowned "Truisms" series, and expands the potential of language in art. Holzer is included in countless museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art,  New York, where her "Granite Bench" (1986) is featured prominently in their sculpture garden. Born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, OH, Holzer received her BFA from Ohio University in 1972 and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. The artist fully embraces sculpture and mixed media works, seamlessly shifting from her monumental "word displays" to more intimate works such as "Survival: Hide under water…" (1989).  
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<br>Holzer's use of the red granite medium reframes the conversation about works of art in stone, a medium traditionally associated with antiquity and classical sculpture. The inclusion of typography and wordplay in this medium recalls a theme in Holzer's oeuvre, such as her renowned "Truisms" series, and expands the potential of language in art. Holzer is included in countless museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art,  New York, where her "Granite Bench" (1986) is featured prominently in their sculpture garden. Born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, OH, Holzer received her BFA from Ohio University in 1972 and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. The artist fully embraces sculpture and mixed media works, seamlessly shifting from her monumental "word displays" to more intimate works such as "Survival: Hide under water…" (1989).  
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<br>Holzer's use of the red granite medium reframes the conversation about works of art in stone, a medium traditionally associated with antiquity and classical sculpture. The inclusion of typography and wordplay in this medium recalls a theme in Holzer's oeuvre, such as her renowned "Truisms" series, and expands the potential of language in art. Holzer is included in countless museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art,  New York, where her "Granite Bench" (1986) is featured prominently in their sculpture garden. Born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, OH, Holzer received her BFA from Ohio University in 1972 and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. The artist fully embraces sculpture and mixed media works, seamlessly shifting from her monumental "word displays" to more intimate works such as "Survival: Hide under water…" (1989).  
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<br>Holzer's use of the red granite medium reframes the conversation about works of art in stone, a medium traditionally associated with antiquity and classical sculpture. The inclusion of typography and wordplay in this medium recalls a theme in Holzer's oeuvre, such as her renowned "Truisms" series, and expands the potential of language in art. Holzer is included in countless museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art,  New York, where her "Granite Bench" (1986) is featured prominently in their sculpture garden.
Survival: Hide under water…198917 1/8 x 42 1/4 x 18 in.(43.5 x 107.32 x 45.72 cm) red granite
Provenance
Sale, Christie's New York, Post-War Contemporary Art, 9 November 2005, Lot 00573
Private Collection, California
Born on July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, OH, Holzer received her BFA from Ohio University in 1972 and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. The artist fully embraces sculpture and mixed media works, seamlessly shifting from her monumental "word displays" to more intimate works such as "Survival: Hide under water…" (1989).

Holzer's use of the red granite medium reframes the conversation about works of art in stone, a medium traditionally associated with antiquity and classical sculpture. The inclusion of typography and wordplay in this medium recalls a theme in Holzer's oeuvre, such as her renowned "Truisms" series, and expands the potential of language in art. Holzer is included in countless museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where her "Granite Bench" (1986) is featured prominently in their sculpture garden.
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