Lawrence Weiner

Rocks Upon the Beach Sand Upon the Rocks

1988
Not on view
Medium
Language + the materials referred to
Dimensions
Dimensions variable
Credit
Acquisition from the Werner Dannheisser Testamentary Trust
Object number
2.1999
Copyright
© 2015 Lawrence Weiner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

Weiner's medium is language. As a Conceptual artist his constructions of words and phrases seek to affect our perception of the spaces they are presented in. In appearance the language used by the artist is plain and neutral. In effect, however, this particular piece is quite evocative—the artist invites us to imagine ourselves surrounded by sand and rocks as we enter a space inhabited by art.

Gallery label from 2007

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