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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Protect Me From What I Want[1] is a work by Jenny Holzer. The truism was most famously displayed on a Times Square billboard in March 1982.

It is part of her Truisms series (1977–), her best-known work. In these truisms Holzer compiled a series of statements and aphorisms ("truisms") which she publicised in a variety of ways: listed on street posters, in telephone booths, and even, in 1982, on one of Times Square's gigantic LED billboards.

Protect Me From What I Want was chosen for the 15th iteration of the famous BMW Art Car Project. Painted on the BMW V12 LMR, the aforementioned refrain is written in metal foil, outlined with phosphorescent paint.

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