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Jenny Holzer (b. 1950, Gallipolis/Ohio) based in New York City and in Hoosick/New York, is a conceptual artist who uses socially critical text in her works in outdoor LED installations and laser projections in public space ("all-text works"). In 1977 she created the aphorism series 'Truisms' with posters like "ABUSE OF POWER COMES AS NO SURPRISE" or "PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT", which she pasted on New York house walls.

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