Lawrence Weiner, ‘Polaris, Wild Blue Yonder’, 1990, Krakow Witkin Gallery

Image/paper size: 19 x 24 inches (48.3 x 61 cm)
Frame size: 21 3/4 x 26 5/8 inches (55.2 x 67.6 cm)

Signature: Signed 'LW, NYC '90' lower right area in pencil

About Lawrence Weiner

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, New York, based in New York, New York