Jenny Holzer
1950 USA
Truisms and Survival Rubber Stamps (1991)

A multiple of Holzer’s ‘Truisms’ which take advantage of the traditional rubber stamp format. Packaged in brown box on a bed of shredded tissue. The stamps have a natural wood base, with each “Truism” printed on top in black ink.

– Any Surplus is Immoral
– Confusing Yourself is A Way to Stay Honest
– Money Creates Taste
– Much Was Decided Before You Were Born
– Words Tend To Be Inadequate
– Lack of Charisma Can Be Fatal

6 rubber stamps (2.5 x 10.2 x 2.5cm) and an ink pad in box (10 x 15 x 10cm).
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Stanhope, Zara 1991, Multiplication: the multiple object in art, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne. pp. 3, 10, 20.
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + edition