Living: Some days you wake and immediately… (by Maulleigh)
Jenny Holzer. (American, born 1950).
Living: Some days you wake and immediately… 1980-82.
Bronze, 8 x 10” (20.3 x 25.4 cm).
Since the late 1970s Holzer has used text as her primary artistic vehicle. Many works have had a public presence; her pithy, ironic, and often disturbing statements have been presented on posters, T-shirts, baseball caps, and a flashing screen in Times Square, New York. In the Living series, she has adopted the bronze plaque in order “to have the look of a voice of authority, of the establishment,” she has said.
El Lissitzky was a Russian born artist, designer, typographer, photographer and architect who designed many exhibitions and propaganda for the Soviet Union in the early 20th century. His development of the ideas behind the Suprematist art movement were very influential in the development of the Bauhaus and the Constructivist art movements. His stylistic characteristics and experimentation with production techniques developed in the 1920s and 30s have been an influence on graphic designers since.