Jenny Holzer: War Paintings

Jenny Holzer: War Paintings
Library Shelf Location 18.HOLZ
Publication Date 2015


  • Texts by Gabriella Belli, Christian Boehringer, Joshua Craze.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Venue: Exhibition catalog published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Museo Correr, Venice, May 2015.


  • "Jenny Holzer: War Paintings is a significant departure from the works for which she is known. It draws from declassified and US government documents concerning the War on Terror and military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Holzer transforms these redacted documents--memoranda, planning maps, diplomatic communiqués, interrogation records, autopsy reports and the handwritten cris de coeur of detainees themselves--into ravishing silkscreened and handpainted oil-on-linen paintings several times their original size. Holzer embarked on the war paintings in an effort to end the normalization of torture. This volume compiles over 200 images--full-bleed reproductions and installation views--of some of the most important political art of our time." --Publisher's website.


ISBN 9783863357542
Quantity 1
Pages 263 pgs: ill. (chiefly col.); 31 cm.
Author Jenny Holzer
Format Hardback
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Related Artist Jenny Holzer
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting
Keywords Terrorism, War on Terror, Political art, classified information
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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