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Jenny Holzer

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Garden Bench, 2001
Istrian stone, 45 x 406 x 46 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Venice
Gift of the artist 2001.34


The relationship between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Jenny Holzer is long-standing, dating back to the 1990 Venice Biennale when Holzer and the US Pavilion, managed by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, was awarded the prestigious Leone d’Oro. In 2001 Holzer presented the Peggy Guggenheim Collection with the site-specific Garden Bench, an Istrian stone bench inscribed with her ‘Florence’ text—a text projected with light on the walls of the Arno in 1986. From September 2-6, 2003, she projected a selection of her most famous texts, the Triusms, on the Grand Canal façade of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and on the façade of Cà Corner Grande opposite.

credits: Hangar Design Group