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Post from Jack Regalado

[Editor’s note: This is a comment on Libby’s Jan. 8 post on Jenny Holzer’s piece at Penn.]

The Holzer-Penn deal doesn’t bother me. That may be because I have never taken Holzer for an artist, nor her work for art. (Editors: Shown, a piece typical of Holzer’s work.) What she does may be valid, meaningful, interesting, intriguing and any number of respectable things; she obviously has every right to do it and sell it, and those who like it have every right to admire and buy it. It may qualify as literary or philosophical expression and/or as provocative manipulation of words, but I find it entirely lacking in visual value and completely language-dependent. –Jack Regalado is a regular artblog reader.

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