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Living: Some days you wake and immediately...

Jenny Holzer. (American, born 1950). Living: Some days you wake and immediately... 1980-82. Bronze, 8 x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Purchase. © 2008 Jenny Holzer / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007–July 28, 2008


Since the late 1970s Holzer has used text as her primary artistic vehicle. Many works have had a public presence; her pithy, ironic, and often disturbing statements have been presented on posters, T-shirts, baseball caps, and a flashing screen in Times Square, New York. In the Living series, she has adopted the bronze plaque in order "to have the look of a voice of authority, of the establishment," she has said.


I don't wake up with this problem but tend to have it in the early afternoon.

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Taken on April 4, 2008