2014’s Prize-Winning Artists
Image size: 15 1/2 x 26 1/4 inches (39.4 x 66.7 cm)
Paper size: 22 x 32 inches (55.88 x 82.28 cm)
Series: Edition of 35
Signature: Signed 'Lawrence Weiner', numbered and dated lower right
Image rights: Barbara Krakow Gallery
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