IN A DREAM
Screenprint on Coventry Rag 335 gsm, with leafed palladium, leafed Caplain gold and enamel ink
Ed. of 35 + 10 AP
45.7 x 57.2 cm / 18 x 22 1/2 in
Beginning in the 1970s with posters wheat-pasted throughout New York City, Holzer’s work continues to provoke public debate and illuminate social and political injustice through language and media. Her texts have been emblazoned on T-shirts, carved in stone, painted on canvas, programmed into LED signs, and luminously projected onto buildings and landscapes.
The text selected for the print IN A DREAM has been utilized in Holzer’s work since the early 1980s, when her a selection of her texts were seen on an electronic signboard above Times Square.
About the artist
Jenny Holzer is an American conceptual and installation artist whose work deploys text in public spaces across an array of media, including electronic signs, carved stone, billboards, and printed materials. Holzer’s oeuvre provokes public debate and illuminates social and political injustice. Celebrated for her inimitable use of language and interventions in the public sphere, Holzer creates a powerful tension between the realms of feeling and knowledge, with a practice that encompasses both individual and collective experiences of power and violence, vulnerability and tenderness.