2014’s Prize-Winning Artists
Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez
First exhibited in 2007, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and is listed as catalogue #941 (2007).
Lisson Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in December 2010
Influential Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner is known for his language-based sculpture and works pursuing inquiries into language and a radical redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship. In pieces like A Square Removal From a Rug in Use (1969) or Encased By + Reduced to Rust (1986), the value exists in the idea itself, as expressed in words. Considering language to be a sculptural material and believing that a construction in language can function as sculpture as adequately as a fabricated object, Weiner's works operate beyond the specificity and constraints of traditional presentation, inspiring artists like Barbara Kruger and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
American, b. 1942, Bronx, NY, United States, based in New York, NY, United States