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Lawrence Weiner

What does it mean to be an artist?

“Art asks questions. It doesn’t have answers.”

Lawrence Weiner dismantled fundamental assumptions about art – replacing traditional forms with a simple and accessible language of his own. In 1968 he created his first artist book, a compact softcover volume with its price ($1.95) printed on the cover. Each page contains an artwork. Each artwork is a sculpture. By extension, the book itself was presented by the artist as an exhibition. A few mon...

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Bio

Lawrence Weiner (1942-2021) was born and grew up in the South Bronx, New York City.

Did you know?

In the late 50s and early 60s Weiner hitchhiked throughout North America to see the 'world' he was born into and better understand what made him an American. Later, he divided his time between his studio in New York City and his boat in Amsterdam.

Collections

Weiner’s work is held in the collections of many of the world’s iconic museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hamburger Bahnhof; Los Angeles MOCA; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthaus Zurich; ARC, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; DIA Art Foundation, New York and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

Collaborations with Lawrence Weiner

Avant Arte and Lawrence Weiner have one upcoming collaboration.

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