Louise Lawler

Born: 1947

Hometown: Bronxville, NY

Lives and Works: New York, NY

Education: BFA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1969

Louise Lawler Bio

About The Artist

Louise Lawler's photographs focus on the presentation and marketing of artwork. Photographing the work of artists in collectors' homes, in galleries, on the walls of auction houses, and in museum storage, Lawler is also known for her installation pieces and experimental works. Birdcalls, from the 1970s, is an audio artwork that transforms the names of famous male artists into a sound poem, parroting names such as Richard Artschwager, Dan Graham, and Lawrence Weiner—a mockery of the conditions of privilege and recognition given to male artists at that time.

Louise Lawler Gallery Art


Metro Pictures, New York, NY
Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France
Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany

Louise Lawler Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Ellipse Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
Museum van Hedendaagse, Antwerp
The Tate Gallery, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


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