"WISH LIST BLACK" (2006)

"WISH LIST BLACK," 2006
Oil on linen; 16 panels, 33 x 408 inches.
© 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"I loved being a painter at the Rhode Island School of Design, but I wasn’t good enough. So I put that away for a long, long time. It wasn’t until I started working with these secret documents that I decided that they could be paintings. I was very lucky to find Ben Snead, who also graduated from RISD, to paint the grounds for me. He’s a master painter; I’m a theoretical one."

- Jenny Holzer