Lisson Gallery

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in New York, NY, USA, where he lives and works today. Solo exhibitions have been held at Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark (2021), Museo Nivola, Orani, Italy (2019), Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA (2017);  Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (2016); Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain (2013); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2007); A major retrospective survey was shown at the Whitney Museum, New York; MoCA, Los Angeles, and K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2007-2009).; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2004); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2000); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA (1994); and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA (1990). He participated in documenta 5, 6, 7, and 13 (1972, 1977, 1982, 2012); the 36th, 41st, 50th and 55th Venice Biennales, Italy (1972, 1984, 2003, 2013); and the 27th Biennale de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2006). Among many honours he was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1976, 1983), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1994), the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1995), a Skowhegan Medal for Painting/Conceptual Art (1999), an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (2013) and recently the Roswitha Haftmann Foundation Prize (2015), and the Wolf Prize and the Aspen Award for Art in 2017.

THIS AS THAT BE THAT AS IT MAY

Lawrence Weiner
THIS AS THAT BE THAT AS IT MAY

2012
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PUSH AS IF & LEFT AS IS

Lawrence Weiner
PUSH AS IF & LEFT AS IS

2012
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WHERE IT SEEMS AS IT IS WHERESOEVER HOWSOEVER WHATSOEVER PENDING

Lawrence Weiner
WHERE IT SEEMS AS IT IS WHERESOEVER HOWSOEVER WHATSOEVER PENDING

2012

Ink, pencil and pastel on paper

101 x 81 cm 39.8 x 31.9 in


HOWSOEVER IT SEEMS IT SEEMS SO HOWSOEVER

Lawrence Weiner
HOWSOEVER IT SEEMS IT SEEMS SO HOWSOEVER

2012

Ink, pencil and pastel on paper

 40 x 50.5 cm 15.7 x 19.9 in



PLACED ON THE TIP OF A WAVE

Lawrence Weiner
PLACED ON THE TIP OF A WAVE

2009
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Outdoor commission at the University of California, San Francisco

Lawrence Weiner
Outdoor commission at the University of California, San Francisco

2011
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Outdoor commission of AS TO BE IN PLAIN SIGHT at the Denver Art Museum, Colorado

Lawrence Weiner
Outdoor commission of AS TO BE IN PLAIN SIGHT at the Denver Art Museum, Colorado

2011
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Installation view of The Other Side Of Cul-De-Sac exhibition and commission at The Power Plant, Toronto

Lawrence Weiner
Installation view of The Other Side Of Cul-De-Sac exhibition and commission at The Power Plant, Toronto

2009
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Outdoor project sponsored by Creative Time: The World & Nearer Ones at Governor's Island, NYC

Lawrence Weiner
Outdoor project sponsored by Creative Time: The World & Nearer Ones at Governor's Island, NYC

2009
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 CUL-DE-SAC

Lawrence Weiner
CUL-DE-SAC

2009

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image Courtesy of the Moved Pictures Archive

Photo: Rafael Goldchain 


LEAD ON GLASS

Lawrence Weiner
LEAD ON GLASS

2005
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Lawrence Weiner about to leave port in Reykjavik to jettison his planks A PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ASAP as his participation in Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland

Lawrence Weiner
Lawrence Weiner about to leave port in Reykjavik to jettison his planks A PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ASAP as his participation in Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland

2005
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OFFSIDES

Lawrence Weiner
OFFSIDES

2007

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FOUND ALONE AFTER ANY GIVEN TIME

Lawrence Weiner
FOUND ALONE AFTER ANY GIVEN TIME

2001

WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

Lawrence Weiner
WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

2005
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WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

Lawrence Weiner
WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

2005
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WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

Lawrence Weiner
WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

2005
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WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

Lawrence Weiner
WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

2005
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WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

Lawrence Weiner
WITHIN A REALM OF RELATIVE FORM

2005
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SWATHED IN SHINING METAL TO CONCEAL CORROSION & APPEAR TO ELUDE ENTROPY ON THE WHOLE

Lawrence Weiner
SWATHED IN SHINING METAL TO CONCEAL CORROSION & APPEAR TO ELUDE ENTROPY ON THE WHOLE

2012
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TURNED AS THE WORLD TURNS

Lawrence Weiner
TURNED AS THE WORLD TURNS

2001
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A DETERMINATION OF WHERE WHAT FALLS OFFSIDE RESTS

Lawrence Weiner
A DETERMINATION OF WHERE WHAT FALLS OFFSIDE RESTS

2007
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Water Made It Wet

Lawrence Weiner
Water Made It Wet

1998
Kunstfestivalen I Lofoten, Norway

Polaris

Lawrence Weiner
Polaris

1990

Ink on paper

49 x 63.7 cm 19.3 x 25.1 in

Exhibitions

  1. Lawrence Weiner: BE THAT AS IT MAY

    Lawrence Weiner: BE THAT AS IT MAY

    28 November 2012 – 12 January 2013

  2. Lawrence Weiner: Offsides

    Lawrence Weiner: Offsides

    6 February – 15 March 2008

  3. Lawrence Weiner: Within a Realm of Relative Form

    Lawrence Weiner: Within a Realm of Relativ...

    19 October – 23 November 2005

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