The Inflammatory Essays, produced by Jenny Holzer between 1979 and 1982, remain a seminal work of contemporary art. Each poster, originally printed on as many different colored papers as were available, contains a 100 word text. The posters were pasted around New York City like flyers. Each text carries a strong ideological message, urging readers to be an active agent of social change.
Jenny Holzer, b. 1950, is an American conceptual artist. Holzer lives and works in Hoosick Falls, New York.
Edition of 100
Reissued in 2002 by Yvonne Lambert Gallery
22 × 22 inches