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Lawrence Weiner

 (born 1942)
Lawrence Charles Weiner is active/lives in New York.  Lawrence Weiner is known for sculptor, abstract word imagery.

Biography   Lawrence Weiner


Conceptual Art, Lawrence Charles Weiner was born in Bronx, New York, 1942, and educated at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He became known in the thriving New York art scene of the 1950s and 60s.

As a Conceptual Artist, Lawrence Weiner works with language, using words like stone, water, wood or glass, and meaning stone, water, wood or glass. "When he describes them as matt, wet or shining, he endows them with a concrete state that conveys a clear and unambiguous message to the recipient of the information, the viewer." The existence of the artwork depends upon the viewer, their role is to associate a symbolic content with the word sculptures. Interpretations vary according to each viewer's life experience, and in the contex   ...  Displaying 750 of 1758 characters.

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© 2001 Lawrence Weiner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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BALLS OF WOOD BALLS OF IRON
© 2001 Lawrence Weiner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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PLACED BENEATH THE SAND BENEATH THE SEA
© 2001 Lawrence Weiner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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