Jenny Holzer Characteristics


Jenny Holzer sees verbal ideas, in the form of signs, as integral components of daily life; as subject matter for contemporary art, they are as fundamentally relevant as the portraits and landscapes of past eras. The power of language to distort and manipulate is the basis of Holzer's art, which is intellectual rather than visual. She is internationally renowned for her linguistic interventions in every inch of the social arena, from parking meters to t-shirts to billboards.

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Jenny Holzer