Jenny Holzer (1950) is an American artist from Ohio, she now works and lives in Hoosick Falls, New York. The main focus of Holzer’s work is the use of words and ideas in public spaces, which she displays through billboard advertisements, projections on buildings, street posters and LED signs. Holzer also utilizes painted signs, stone benches, T-shirts, paintings on photographs, sound, video, light, bronze plaques, stickers, and a Le Mans racecar as means of expression. Between 1977 and 2001 she has utilized mainly texts written by her, but since 1993 she has also used texts written by others that convey her message. Some of these texts were written by well-known authors. Her themes are often of oppression, sexuality, violence, feminism, war, death and power.
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