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Lot 493

14 Jenny Holzer Inflammatory Essays Lithographs

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

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Jenny Holzer (American, b. 1950). Group of 14 offset lithographs on paper from "Inflammatory Essays," 1979-82. Published in various colors. Generally shortened in title to the first line, this group includes the following: "Only My Brother Men...," "A Cruel but Ancient Law...," "You Get So You Don't Even Notice...," "Ruin Your Fucking Self Before...," "Shriek When the Pain Hits...," "People Must Pay for What They...," "Snakes are Evil Incarnate...," two prints of "Sentimentality Delays the Removal Of...," "Don't Talk Down to Me...," "It's Mostly Love That Makes...," "Destroy Superabundance. Starve The...," "Child Molestation is Abhorrent...," and "Thou Art That Kind of Privelaged..."
Height ranges from 17 in to 17 1/4 in; width ranges from 16 3/4 in to 17 in.


All sheets have a slight undulation. There are small handling marks and creases along the edges throughout the sheets. Several have light soiling along the edges. There are a few with a small creases on the corners. One of the essays "Sentimentality Delays the Removal Of..." has a small tear along the lower left edge. No other major rips or losses. None are framed.

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