"Truisms" (1977–79)

"Truisms," 1977–79
T-shirt worn by Lady Pink, New York,1983.
Text: “Truisms” (1977-79), Photo: Lisa Kahane, © 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"The ‘Truisms’ (1977- 79) were perhaps an overly ambitious attempt to make an outline of everything that I wanted to do. I’m not sure I knew that at the time I wrote them, but that’s what I’ve come to recognize. I wanted to have almost every subject represented, almost every possible point of view, and then I had to sort out what those sentences should appear on."

- Jenny Holzer