Hometown: Bronx, New York
Lives and Works: New York, NY and Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lawrence Weiner Bio
About The Artist
Lawrence Weiner personalizes the artistic experience of each of his viewers. He believes that his job as the artist is to conceive an idea and possibly produce instructions, but it's the audience who finishes the construction. Starting off as a key artist in the conceptual art movement of the 1960s, he wrote this infamous "statement of intent," which dictates much of his work:
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's impressive and extensive resume includes solo exhibitions at the Dia Center for the Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Tate Gallery, the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, the Hishhorn Museum and Scupture Garden, a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many more.
Lawrence Weiner Gallery Art
Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
Lisson Gallery, London, England
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Lawrence Weiner Permanent Collections
Select Permanent Collections
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
British Museum, London, England
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Soloman R. Guggenheim Musuem, New York, NY
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Haag, The Netherlands
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, NY
Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Walker Center for the Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN