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Lawrence Weiner

WHAT IS SET UPON THE TABLE SITS UPON THE TABLE, 1960

Trimmed limestone and wood
Location
New York
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Exhibition history
Noguchi Museum
New York
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Collection: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Collection: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

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Sculpture
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Courtesy of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Lawrence Weiner
American, b. 1942
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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.

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About the work
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Noguchi Museum
New York
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Collection: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Collection: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
Courtesy of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Lawrence Weiner
American, b. 1942
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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.

Lawrence Weiner

WHAT IS SET UPON THE TABLE SITS UPON THE TABLE, 1960

Trimmed limestone and wood
Location
New York
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