"I go to schools..." from Laments

"I go to schools..." from Laments

Artist: Jenny Holzer (American ; 1950-)

Copy Right Holder: Artists Rights Society (ARS)

Copy Right Holder: The Artist

Date: 1989
Dimensions:
Overall: 82 x 30 x 24 3/8 x 128 in. (208.3 x 76.2 x 61.9 x 325.1 cm)
Overall1: 10 x 4 1/2 in. (25.4 x 11.4 cm)
Weight: 1100 lb. (499 kg)
Classification: SCULPTURE
Credit Line: Museum purchase, acquired with matching funds from Michael and Leslie Engl, Allan and Judith Fulkerson, Frederick and Dorothy Rudolph, Linda Janovic, Elaine Kend, Frederieke Taylor, Micheline Engel, and an anonymous donor; and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kathryn Hurd Fund
Object number: 91.4
Descriptionsarcophagai weighs approx. 1100 lbs. and the LED sign approx. 50 lbs.
Inscribed: Granite sarcophagus and LED sign read: I go to schools To see children Run hard. I observe people When they stand To have sex. I photograph Presidents. I look at Animals in fires. I am not worried Which is what Every human being Has wanted from The Beginning. I was not Born live. This body grew But I did not Feel cells split. How I act Does not matter. I am waiting for Everyone to die Because that Is the point.
Terms
  • abstract
  • text
  • sign
  • sarcophagus
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