Jenny Holzer’s work, which began in the 1970s with wheat-pasted posters in New York City, continues to elicit public dialogue and expose social and political inequality through language and media. Her words have been printed on T-shirts, etched into stone, painted on paper, programmed into LED signs, and projected luminously onto buildings and landscapes.
Now, Jenny Holzer’s famous text artwork, IN A DREAM, has been published in the form of a limited edition print by Hauser & Wirth. The piece is part of the gallery’s final phase of Artists for New York, a fundraising campaign launched in 2020 to support a consortium of non-profit visual arts organizations in New York City affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the early 1980s, when a series of Holzer’s texts were shown on an electronic signboard above Times Square, the text chosen for the print IN A DREAM has been used in Holzer’s work.
In a statement, the gallery shared:
“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.”
IN A DREAM was sold on Hauser & Wirth’s website in an edition of 35 with 10 artist proofs. It measures approximately 18 by 22 inches. Now sold out, take a look at the print below.
Photo via Hauser & Wirth