Jenny Holzer (1950- ), Truisms, 1977–79, spectacolor electronic sign, New York, 1986. Photo: John Marchael
Jenny Holzer (1950- ), Truisms, 1977–79, spectacolor electronic sign, New York, 1986. Photo: John Marchael

“I’m afraid to talk about values these days. Usually, any time values are invoked, it’s to dismiss or maybe incarcerate somebody! I do make work that focuses on unnecessary cruelty, in the hope that people will recoil. I would like there to be less fear and cruelty.”

– Jenny Holzer

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