2014’s Prize-Winning Artists
Glasgow, Tramway, Trust, May-June 1995.
Berlin, Galerie Anselm Dreher, Light & Shadows…, February-April 2002.
New York, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, None of the Above, November 2004-January 2005.
Berlin, Galerie Anselm Dreher, On the Ball, June-July 2006.
Berlin, UferHallen, Carnival Within: An Exhibition Made in America, March-May 2009.
Lisson Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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