Oil on linen, installation view: Cheim & Read, New York.
© 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"I made a number of paintings of redacted handprints because this seemed an extreme example of what’s been happening- that there was once a body, and then the body was blacked out. We have found handprints of dead people, and these are extraordinary. I turn these handprints into paintings with apologies to the dead, and then I move to make them as precise, as clear, as possible."

- Jenny Holzer

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