Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Subversive Bench at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Jenny Holzer's "Truisms Bench" (click for closeup) stands in Columbus Park near Brooklyn Borough Hall. It's covered with phrases like, "Being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular," and "Exceptional people deserve special concessions."

According to Art in the Parks, her bench is part of the artist’s most famous series of work, her "truisms," which "reveal themselves, upon closer inspection, to be slyly subversive."

Photo by MK Metz

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