Jenny Holzer - URGE AND URGE AND URGE - 2020
In July 2020, Avant Arte and Jenny Holzer launched an edition in collaboration with the New York City AIDS Memorial. The piece, titled URGE AND URGE AND URGE, consists of condoms in a handblown recycled-glass pharmacy jar. The condom wrappers feature some of Holzer’s signature phrases, such as “PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT,” “EXPIRING FOR LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT STUPID,” and “MEN DON’T PROTECT YOU ANYMORE,” as well as excerpts from Walt Whitman’s poem, “Song of Myself.” A majority of the proceeds from the sale of this edition will benefit the New York City AIDS Memorial, with which Holzer has long been involved — most notably as the designer of the granite paver installation at the memorial and as the instigator of Light the Fight, a mobile LED intervention for World AIDS Day 2018.
Medium: Condoms featuring texts by Holzer and Walt Whitman contained
in a handblown recycled-glass pharmacy jar
Approx. 24cm Height x 13cm Diameter
Edition of 25
Price: €4,400 (ex. VAT)
This limited edition Jenny Holzer object will be available at Avant Arte