Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner was one of the pioneers of text-as-art during the era of Conceptualism. His use of language is notable for its lyricism, its inquisitive engagement with the material world around it, and its distinctive, often colorful and playful visual forms. A fiercely egalitarian and anti-authoritarian spirit, hailing from a working-class background, Weiner saw his artworks as invitations for viewers to reconsider their relationships with the world around them, including with other people and systems of power. Based between Amsterdam and his home city of New York for most of his career, Weiner remained an engaging and humane force within modern art for half a century, creatively active throughout.
Born: February 10, 1942 - New York City, New York
Died: December 2, 2021 - New York City, New York