Lawrence Weiner

Profile:
American conceptual artist, born 10 February 1942 in the Bronx, New York, USA.
His artistic statement of intent (1968) read:
(1) The artist may construct the piece.
(2) The piece may be fabricated.
(3) The piece may not be built.

As the work is the idea, and the implementation of the idea not Weiner's task, then each work discovers its voice upon installation, its audience deciding its meaning.

His prime form is wall installations, although he has worked in video, film, books, audio tapes, sculpture, performance, installation, and graphic art. His focus is on words in a simple bold typeface; language as art. Punctuation and graphical devices are used to articulate, in a direct manner, statements as abstractions. These works are seldom site-specific so can be given new interpretations with each location and with the choice of medium.

NB: Not to be confused with the composer Lawrence Weiner (2), who was born in 1932.
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Lawrence Weiner Discography Tracks

Albums

none Lawrence Weiner - 7 album art Lawrence Weiner 7(LP, Album) Yvon Lambert none France 1972 Sell This Version
2G3KY Lawrence Weiner - Having Been Done At / Having Been Done To - Essendo Stato Fatto A album art Lawrence Weiner Having Been Done At / Having Been Done To - Essendo Stato Fatto A(LP) Sperone Gian Enzo & Fischer Konrad 2G3KY Italy 1973 Sell This Version
RCS 352 Lawrence Weiner - Niets Aan Verloren / Nothing To Lose album art Lawrence Weiner Niets Aan Verloren / Nothing To Lose(LP) Van Abbemuseum RCS 352 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
none Lawrence Weiner - Need To Know album art Lawrence Weiner Need To Know(Cass, Album, C60) Moved Pictures Archive none US 1978 Sell This Version
none Lawrence Weiner - Having Been Built On Sand album art Lawrence Weiner & Richard Landry Lawrence Weiner & Richard Landry - Having Been Built On Sand(LP) Rüdiger Schöttle none Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Lawrence Weiner - Ships At Sea, Sailors & Shoes album art Ned Sublette, Lawrence Weiner & The Persuasions Ned Sublette, Lawrence Weiner & The Persuasions - Ships At Sea, Sailors & Shoes (Album) Excellent Records (2) US 1993 Sell This Version
Lawrence Weiner - Monsters From The Deep album art Ned Sublette And Lawrence Weiner Ned Sublette And Lawrence Weiner - Monsters From The Deep (Album) Triple Earth UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Lawrence Weiner - The Performance Tapes album art Lawrence Weiner The Performance Tapes(Cass, Album, Ltd) Moved Pictures Archive none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TWI 059 Lawrence Weiner - Deutsche Angst album art Peter Gordon, Lawrence Weiner Peter Gordon, Lawrence Weiner - Deutsche Angst(7", Single) Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 059 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Lawrence Weiner - Deutsche Angst / The Memories Of Stu Irwin album art Peter Gordon / Lawrence Weiner Peter Gordon / Lawrence Weiner - Deutsche Angst / The Memories Of Stu Irwin(Cass, C14) Moved Pictures Archive none US 1982 Sell This Version
none Lawrence Weiner - Remixed Water album art Ned Sublette & Lawrence Weiner Ned Sublette & Lawrence Weiner - Remixed Water(CD) Book Works none UK 2004 Sell This Version