Jenny Holzer's paper trail

In this TONY exclusive, the artist shows declassified and other sensitive documents about the US presence in the Middle East-along with the paintings she's made from those pages.

  • Declassified Army report on interrogation techniques

Declassified Army report on interrogation techniques

Slide 2: Wish List ochre, 2007, Oil on linen, 102.25 x 79 inches. 2009 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

See the original document on page 59 of this report.

Slides 4, 6, 8: Wish List/Gloves Off pewter, 2007,Oil on linen,102.25 x 79 inches (per element). 2009 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

See the original document here on pages 53-55.

Slides 10, 12, 14: Gloves Off ochre, 2007,Oil on linen,102.25 x 79 inches (per element). 2009 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

See the original document here on pages 53-55.

Slide 16: Left Hand DOD-044401, Oil on linen, 58 x 44 inches. 2009 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

See the original document here on page 261.

Jenny Holzer will add to this installation in the coming weeks. Sign up to receive Twitter or Facebook updates when new works are posted.

Holzer's showPROTECT PROTECT, a 15-year survey of her work exploring language as a means of communication, is at the Whitney Museumthrough May.

Related links:
National Security Archive
The ACLU's website on torture

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