4 Modern Old Fashion Glasses

Object Name: 
4 Modern Old Fashion Glasses

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Object Name: 
4 Modern Old Fashion Glasses
Accession Number: 
2004.4.453
Dimensions: 
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Location: 
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Date: 
about 1995
Credit Line: 
Gift of Andrea Schwan
Web Description: 
The glasses are enameled with some of the “truisms” for which the conceptual artist Jenny Holzer has become famous. They read: “Protect Me from What I Want,” “You Are Guileless in Your Dreams,” “The Most Profound Things Are Inexpressible,” and “Boredom Makes Me Do Crazy Things.” The type of glassware chosen—the classic old-fashioned whisky glass—is a pun on the name of the retailer
Department: 
Provenance: 
Schwan, Andrea, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; machine-made; decals. Large cylindrical glasses with black text.