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Jenny Holzer
USA 1950


Truism and Survival Rubber Stamps
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, 1991

A multiple of Holzer’s ‘Truisms’, which take advantage of the traditional rubber stamp format. Packaged in brown box on a bed of shredded tissue. The stamps have a natural wood base, with each “Truism” printed on the top in black ink.

The Truisms:
Any Surplus is Immoral
Confusing Yourself is A Way to Stay Honest
Money Creates Taste
Much Was Decided Before You Were Born
Words Tend To Be Inadequate
Lack of Charisma Can Be Fatal

6 rubber stamps (2.5 x 10.2 x 2.5cm) and an ink pad in box (10.0 x 15.0 x 10.0).
Stanhope, Z 1991, Multiplication: the multiple object in art,  Monash University Gallery, Melbourne. p. 3, 10, 20.

Wooden postcards


Fotofolio/Artpost (date unknown)

A selection of 3 postcards from set of 14 with ‘Truisms’ from Holzer’s Turisms series (1977-1979) and Survival Series (1983-1985). Text is screenprinted in red onto the wood. The reverse is standard post card text also screenprinted in red with space for stamp. 9.0 x 14.0 cm

Postcards exhibited
One reverse side of postcard
Money Creates Taste
Expiring for Love is Beautiful but Stupid
Lack of Charisma Can Be Fatal