Jenny Holzer / Lady Pink
April 29–July 16, 2005
The exhibition Hot Pink shows six pictures, which were created in collaboration between Jenny Holzer and the graffity artist Lady Pink. During the early 1980s, when Holzer paved the streets of New York City with her posters and stickers, Lady Pink and other sprayers, such as A-One and Lee, sprayed public buildings and subways.
Five of the works in this exhibition were created during the time Holzer invited Lady Pink to her loft on the Lower East Side to work with her on canvas. Lady Pink created the paintings for which Holzer created texts, such as Savor kindness because cruelty is always possible later or You are trapped on the earth so you will be explode from her Survival series. Another artist friend, Ilona Granet, then painted these texts onto the pictures.
Preferred themes in these works are war, women, sex and everyday violence: themes that still occupy Jenny Holzer today.