artist
Lawrence Weiner
birth
New York, United States, 10-2-1942
death
New York, United States, 2021
last update
27-03-2024
Lawrence Weiner was born in the Bronx in 1942, and divided his time between New York and his boat in Amsterdam. After studying philosophy and literature at Hunter College in New York for less then a year, he left to travel extensively around the United States, Mexico and Canada. In 1960, he used dynamite to create sculptures by means of ‘subtraction’ in a national park in California. On his return to New York in 1964, he held an exhibition at Seth Siegelaub gallery, with paintings of television test patterns and works in which visitors decided what parts the artist would cut out. In 1968, at the same gallery, he exhibited a book in which the artworks were only formulated in linguistic terms: they never materialised. This initiated a fertile line of work that has been a fundamental part of the conceptual art of the second half of the twentieth century. Weiner explored the potential of language as a sculptural material and an art form. In his language sculptures he used typography, symbols and other formal elements combined with statements and epigrams that often refered to the materials and the conditions of work in which each particular project emerged. He had also produced videos, films, audio works, performances, artist’s books and theoretical texts. Weiner won many awards, and his work can be found in the world’s leading contemporary art collections.
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[3654_001_pub / Imatge] Some Objects of Desire
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[2882_001_hist / Imatge] Do You Believe in Water?
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[3653_002_pub / Imatge] Broken Off
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[3652_001_pub / Imatge] Beached
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Escrito en el viento. Lawrence Weiner dibujos [Enregistrament audiovisual exposició]
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8-3-2013
Written on the Wind. Lawrence Weiner drawings [Enregistrament audiovisual exposició]
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8-3-2013
Escrit en el vent. Lawrence Weiner dibuixos [Enregistrament audiovisual exposició]
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8-3-2013
Escrit en el vent. Lawrence Weiner dibuixos [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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8-3-2013 - 24-6-2013
Escrit en el vent. Lawrence Weiner dibuixos [Enregistrament audiovisual roda de premsa]
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7-3-2013
And/or : green as well as blue as well as red / Lawrence Weiner
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2012
Obra de papel = Paper work : Susana Mendes Silva
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2011
Obra de papel = Paper work : Lawrence Weiner
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2011
Dicht bij : Lawrence Weiner 24 januari-28 maart 2010
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2010
Lawrence Weiner : skimming the water (ménage à quatre) / Karlyn de Jongh, Sarah Gold ; text by Lawrence Weiner ... [et al.] ; photos by GlobalArtAffairs Foundation ; concept by Rene Rietmeyer & Karlyn De Jongh
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2010
Bajo el sol = Sota el sol = Under the sun / Lawrence Weiner
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2009
At the level of the sea / Lawrence Weiner
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2009
Sugar = Azúcar = Sucre / Lawrence Weiner
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[2008]
Water in milk exists / a structure of Lawrence Weiner ; cinematography: Kiki Allgeier ; a production of Bobo Mencho inc & Moved Pictures
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[2008]
Something to put something on / Lawrence Weiner
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2008
Deep blue sky, light blue sky / Lawrence Weiner
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[2007]
Deep blue sky, light blue sky / Lawrence Weiner
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[2007]
Conceptualisme i abjecció. Cap a altres genealogies de l'art conceptual. Debat en el context de la Col·lecció Herbert [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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8-2-2006
Enrique el navegante en un mar de arena : San Antonio / Lawrence Weiner
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2006
Bremerhaven / Lawrence Weiner
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2005
Tiré à quatre épingles / Lawrence Weiner
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2003
Wild blue yonder / Lawrence Weiner
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2002
Trois petits canards : une eau de vie
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2002
Blue moon over / Lawrence Weiner
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2001
NYC Manhole covers public art fund in collaboration with Con Edison & Roman Stone
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2001
Blue moon over / Lawrence Weiner
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2001
Blue moon over / Lawrence Weiner
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2001
The society architect ponders the Golden Gate Bridge, oder, Wie sie kriegen was sie nicht verdienen / Peter Gordon, Lawrence Weiner
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2000
How to touch what / Eve Sonneman, Lawrence Weiner
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2000
How to touch what / Eve Sonneman, Lawrence Weiner
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2000
Nach alles = After all / Lawrence Weiner
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2000
Nach alles = After all / Lawrence Weiner
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2000
Nach alles = After all / Lawrence Weiner
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2000
The metaphor problem : again / words John Baldessari ; pictures Lawrence Weiner
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1999
The metaphor problem : again / words John Baldessari ; pictures Lawrence Weiner
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1999
Apples & eggs, salt & pepper / Lawrence Weiner
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1999
À fripon fripon et demi / Lawrence Weiner. Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs / Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
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[1997]
Wind & de wilgen = Wind & the willows / Lawrence Weiner
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1996
To build a square in the Rhineland = Ein Viereck anlegen im Rheinland / Lawrence Weiner ; with an epilogue by Reiner Speck ; Deutsch von Karin Graf ... [et al.]
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1995
Fly by night = Fliege bei Nacht
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1994
Nau em I art bilong yumi / Lawrence Weiner
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1994
Steel pennies dont come from or go to heaven / Lawrence Weiner
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1993
Quelques choses... : CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, mai 1992 / Lawrence Weiner
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1992
Quelques choses... : CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, mai 1992 / Lawrence Weiner
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1992
Thrown someplace = Ergens neergegooid / Lawrence Weiner
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1991
Displacement / Lawrence Weiner
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1991
In the crack of the dawn / Matt Mullican, Lawrence Weiner
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1991
La marelle, ou, Pie in the sky
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1990
Plowmans lunch : comix : [a structure / of Lawrence Weiner]
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[1989?]
Flags folded out of sight of the barricade, 1789-1989 = Fahnen Ausser Sicht der Barrikaden Gefaltet, 1789-1989 = Des drapeaux plies hors de vue des barricades, 1789-1989
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1989
Ducks on a pond / Lawrence Weiner
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1988
Ducks on a pond / Lawrence Weiner
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1988
Ducks on a pond / Lawrence Weiner
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1988
Factors in the scope of distance : a structure / of Lawrence Weiner
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1984
Werke & Rekonstruktionen = Works & reconstructions / Lawrence Weiner ; [Redaktion, Jean-Hubert Martin]
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1983
[Fotografia de Lawrence Weiner]
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[1982?]
With a touch of pink = [Mit einem Hauch von Rosa] / Lawrence Weiner
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1978
In relation to probable use [...] : i.e. the presentation of works of Lawrence Weiner at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, January 29 through March 4, 1978
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1978
In relation to probable use [...] : i.e. the presentation of works of Lawrence Weiner at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, January 29 through March 4, 1978
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1978
Hard light / [authored by Edward Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner]
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[1978]
Coming and going = Venant et partant / [Lawrence Weiner]
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1977
Above below the level of water with a probability of flooding (i.e. a dike) = boven beneden de aterstand met een waarschijnlijkheid van overstroming
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1977
Above below the level of water with a probability of flooding : (i.e. a dike) = boven benden de waterstand met een waarschijnlijkheid van overstroming : (d.w.z. een dijk)
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1977
Having from time to time a relation to: = Van tijd tot tijd in een relatie staan tot: / Lawrence Weiner
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1976
Lawrence Weiner : a selection of works with commentary = eine Werkauswahl mit einem Kommentar / by R[udi] H. Fuchs
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1976
Towards a reasonable end = Auf ein vernünftiges Ende zu / Lawrence Weiner
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1975
Lawrence Weiner
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1974
Six works of Lawrence Weiner [...] = Six oeuvres de Lawrence Weiner [...] = Zes werken van Lawrence Weiner [...] : vernissage le mardi 27 novembre 1973
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1973
Six works of Lawrence Weiner [...] = Zes werken van Lawrence Weiner [...] : opening woensdag 28 november
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[1973?]
Having from time to time a relation to : escalation-overloading-revocation = Van tijd tot tijd in een relatie staan tot : escalatie-overlading-herroeping / Lawrence Weiner
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1973
Deurle 11/7/73
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1973
Lawrence Weiner / Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster ; [Redaktion, Klaus Honnef]
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1973
Lawrence Weiner : 1973 june, Wide White Space, Antwerpen : and then untended as... = en dan veronachtzaamd als...
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1973
Once upon a time / text, Lawrence Weiner ; photos, Giorgio Colombo
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1973
Innerhalb vorwärtsgerichteter Bewegung = Within forward motion / Lawrence Weiner
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1973
Innerhalb vorwärtsgerichteter Bewegung = Within forward motion / Lawrence Weiner
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1973
A primer = Ein Elementarbuch / Lawrence Weiner
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1972
7 : Lawrence Weiner
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1972
7 : Lawrence Weiner
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1972
Flowed / Lawrence Weiner
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1971
Lawrence Weiner : Art & Project
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1971
Lawrence Weiner
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1971
Lawrence Weiner : an exhibition = eine Ausstellung
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1970
Carta : Nova York, a Fritz Schweighofer, Nürenberg, 1970 gen. 28
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1970
10 Works / Lawrence Weiner
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1970
Tracce = Traces / Lawrence Weiner ; [edizioni a cura di Germano Celant e Pierluigi Pero]
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1969
Tracce = Traces / Lawrence Weiner ; [edizioni a cura di Germano Celant e Pierluigi Pero]
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1969
Statements / Lawrence Weiner
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1968
Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol Lewitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner
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1968