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Jenny Holzer (born July 29, 1950) is an American conceptual artist. Holzer lives and works in Hoosick Falls, New York.

Holzer belongs to the feminist branch of a generation of artists that emerged around 1980, looking for new ways to make narrative or commentary an implicit part of visual objects. Her contemporaries include Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Charlesworth, and Louise Lawler.

Holzer is mostly known for her large-scale public displays that include billboard advertisements, projections on buildings and other architectural structures, as well as illuminated electronic displays. The main focus of her work is the use of words and ideas in public space. Originally utilizing street posters, LED signs became her most visible medium,
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Jenny Holzer

4.41 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Laments

4.42 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1990
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Writing

4.43 avg rating — 14 ratings
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Truth Before Power

4.33 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2004
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Lustmord

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4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1996
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The Venice Installation

4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Redaction Paintings

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Die Macht Des Wortes / I Ca...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2006
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Eating Through Living

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Living

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