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Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner was one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists. In his artistic practice, words and typographical signs replace the means ordinarily associated with artistic endeavor. Since 1968, he has devoted himself to the power of language, of written words that are cast or glued or painted on walls, on the ground or on entire buildings. The works take concrete shape in the context of their presentation: they generate mental spaces and relations in the minds of viewers; they are inseparable from their placement; words, place and viewer interact on location. —Axel Jablonski

His statement of intent, formulated in 1968, has been a steady companion to his work ever since:

1 THE ARTIST MAY CONSTRUCT THE WORK

2 THE WORK MAY BE FABRICATED

3 THE WORK NEED NOT BE BUILT

EACH BEING EQUAL AND CONSISTENT WITH THE INTENT OF THE ARTIST THE DECISION AS TO CONDITION RESTS WITH THE RECEIVER UPON THE OCCASION OF RECEIVERSHIP

  • Lawrence Weiner, BONDED TO THE POINT OF UNDERNEATH, 2015

    cat. no. 1108, language and material referred to
    Dimensions Variables

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  • Lawrence Weiner, A SIMPLE VECTOR, 2012

    color silkscreen on handmade paper | edition of 200, ed. 58/200
    33.07 x 23.62 in (84 x 60 cm)

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  • Lawrence Weiner, BROUGHT TO TOUCH, 2009

    cat. # 1006, language and material referred to dimensions variable

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  • Lawrence Weiner, FIRE + WATER SALT + PEPPER, 1999

    cat. no. 842, language and materials referred to dimensions variable

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  • Lawrence Weiner, Shot to Hell, 1996

    silkscreen, enamel on metal sheet | edition of 25, ed. 13/25
    42.13 x 25.98 in (107 x 66 cm)

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  • Lawrence Weiner, EXTRA MUROS, 1991

    watercolor on paper, ink, pencil, scotch-tape
    39.76 x 32.68 in (101 x 83 cm)

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  • Lawrence Weiner, & Across the Great Divide, 1991

    Baked enamel on metal sheet | 3 parts, total 91.5 x 91.5 cm | edition of 45, ed. 3/45

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  • Lawrence Weiner, En Route to the Cantons of the Forest, 1988

    ink, watercolor on paper
    35.43 x 43.31 in (90 x 110 cm)

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