"Inflammatory Essays," detail (1979–82)

"Inflammatory Essays," detail, 1979–82
Offset poster.
Text: “Inflammatory Essays” (1979-1982), Photo: Mindy McDaniel, © 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"Often, I’ll use the first person in my work. I will assume that voice. Or I will represent many people in the first person. There are lots of I’s and You’s in the ‘Inflammatory Essays’, but they’re not me. They’re many different voices on a host of unmentionable subjects. I’m present in the choice of the subjects addressed in the work, in the form that they take, and the places they go."

- Jenny Holzer

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