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April 05, 2010

Jonathan Galassi on Jenny Holzer

Throughout the month FSG publisher, poet, and translator Jonathan Galassi will be adding his thoughts on various aspects of the poetry world.

This is a Jenny Holzer piece using the work of Henri Cole. She projects their words onto buildings. She and Henri are close friends.

Jenny Holzer "Xenon for the Peggy Guggenheim" 2003 Light projection, Prefeturra, Venice, Italy. Text: "Blur" from "MIDDLE EARTH" by Henri Cole. Copyright © 2007 by Henri Cole, used by/reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, © 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.
 

And down the hall in the FSG offices is another, with lines from "Smoke" by Adam Zagajewski

Jenny Holzer and Adam Zagajewski

 More on Jenny Holzer

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