Lawrence Weiner, stars don’t stand still in the sky for anybody, 1990 Lawrence Weiner for Factory Records, 1985
Lawrence Weiner, Untitled, 1968 Lawrence Weiner, Shot to Hell…,1996
Lawrence Weiner, Deep Blue Sky / Light Blue Sky, 2007
“People, buying my stuff, can take it wherever they go and can rebuild it if they choose.
If they keep it in their heads, that’s fine too. They don’t have to buy it to have it – they
can just have it by knowing it.”
Lawrence Weiner, Untitled, 2005 Lawrence Weiner, As Time Goes By, 1993
Lawrence Weiner, Untitled, 1999 Lawrence Weiner, Untitled (Oval Over the Triangle, 1999
Lawrence Weiner, Galerie Max Hetzier, 1992 Installation view of Lawrence Weiner’s 1978 solo exhibition
“An artist can say a cup of coffee is art, but he’s a damn fool if he
says a cup of coffee isn’t a cup of coffee, just because it’s art.”
Lawrence Weiner at Amsterdam;
Interview by Willoughby Sharp from Having Been Said
Lawrence Weiner, Untitled, 1992
Lawrence Weiner, Notebooks, 2005-2009
1. The artist may construct the piece.
2. The piece may be fabricated.
3. The piece need not be built.
Each being equal and consistent with the intent of the artist, the decision
as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership.
Lawrence Weiner, Statement of Intent, 1968
Lawrence Weiner, Water In Milk Exists, 2008
Lawrence Weiner (1942 – 2021) was an American conceptual artist. He was one of the
central figures in the formation of conceptual art in the 1960s. His work often took the
form of typographic texts, a form of word art.
After graduating from high school, Weiner had a variety of jobs—he worked on an oil tanker,
on docks, and unloading railroad cars. He traveled throughout North America before returning
to New York, where he exhibited at Seth Siegelaub Contemporary Art in 1964 and 1965.