Jenny Holzer

Messages

Jenny Holzer, Messages
Jenny Holzer (1950-)
Messages
1988

6 loose sheets of self adhesive offset-printed silver with black type stickers carrying Holzer's enigmatic, disturbing and witty messages

6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, each 
unspecified limited edition
JH002
 

Description

MEN DON'T PROTECT YOU ANYMORE
THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR WILL BE A SECRET
WHAT COUNTRY SHOULD YOU ADOPT IF YOU HATE POOR PEOPLE?
SILLY HOLES IN PEOPLE ARE FOR BREEDING OR ARE FROM SHOOTING
IT IS EMBARRASSING TO BE CAUGHT AND KILLED FOR STUPID REASONS
IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY
HANDS ON YOUR BREASTS CAN KEEP YOU HEART BEATING
YOU ARE CAUGHT THINKING ABOUT ANYONE YOU WANT
PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT
THE FUTURE IS STUPID
BODIES LIE IN GRASS AND SOME ARE MURDERED AND SOME ARE PICKNICKING
ABUSE OF POWER COMES AS NO SURPRISE
LACK OF CHARISMA CAN BE FATAL
AWFUL PUNISHMENT AWAITS REALLY BAD PEOPLE
EXPIRING FOR LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT STUPID
MONEY CREATES TASTE
PRIVATE PROPERTY CREATED CRIME
MOTHERS SHOULD NOT MAKE TOO MANY SACRIFICES
RAISE BOYS AND GIRLS THE SAME WAY
OUTER SPACE IS WHERE YOU DISCOVER WONDER, WHERE YOU FIGHT AND NEVER HURT EARTH. WHEN YOU STOP BELIEVING THIS YOUR MOOD TURNS UGLY.
FAT ON YOUR HIPS COMES WHEN YOU SIT AND LIE DOWN
WHAT URGE WILL SAVE US NOW THAT SEX WON'T?
IF YOU HAD BEHAVED NICELY THE COMMUNISTS WOULD NOT EXIST

in original plastic wrapping
created in conjunction with an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London

SOLD