"Truisms" (1977–79)

"Truisms," 1977–79
Spectacolor electronic sign.
Times Square, New York, 1986.
Text: “Survival” (1983-85), Photo: John Marchael, © 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"I’m afraid to talk about values these days. Usually, any time values are invoked, it’s to dismiss or maybe incarcerate somebody! I do make work that focuses on unnecessary cruelty, in the hope that people will recoil. I would like there to be less fear and cruelty."
- Jenny Holzer