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Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner is 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 takes 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

  • Lawrence Weiner, AS LONG AS IT LASTS, 2013

    oak stamp, ink pad, printed linen bag with printed label and string
    8.27 x 6.3 in (21 x 16 cm)

  • Lawrence Weiner, Untitled, 2012

    pencil, colored pencil, marker and paper collage on paper
    41.34 x 33.46 in (105 x 85 cm)

  • Lawrence Weiner, Compilation, 2011

    mixed media on Filofax paper
    16.54 x 33.86 in (42 x 86 cm)

  • Lawrence Weiner, IN & OUT OF PLACE CARRIED BY ITS OWN WEIGHT, 2011

    cat. no. 1047, language and materials referred to
    Dimensions Variables

  • Lawrence Weiner, Eyes on the Prize, 1999

    ink, watercolor on paper
    15.35 x 22.44 in (39 x 57 cm)

  • Lawrence Weiner, & Across the Great Divide, 1991

    Baked enamel on metal sheet

  • 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)

  • Lawrence Weiner, Untitled, 1961

    acrylic on wood
    18.11 x 9.06 in (46 x 23 cm)

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