Lawrence Weiner A Bookcase for onestar press 2007

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Weiner's main material is language. In 1968 he declared that his works do not have to be constructed by him or even fabricated at all. From that time, his art has consisted of "propositions"—usually texts written on walls—rather than objects.

The French publishing house onestar press invited Weiner to design a bookshelf to display the artist's books they have produced since 2000. The company's name is a play on "one–star hotel" and refers to the inexpensive digital rotary press the publisher uses.

Gallery label from Book/Shelf, March 26–July 7, 2008.
Medium
Bookcase with set of 153 artist's books and digital files
Dimensions
overall: 14 1/8 x 77 13/16 x 8 7/16" (35.8 x 197.6 x 21.4 cm)
Publisher
onestar press, Paris
Printer
Various Printers
Fabricator
(bookcase) Scenicorp, Brooklyn
Edition
Edition (bookshelf): 8
Credit
Monroe Wheeler Fund and the Trustee Committee on Museum Archives, Library and Research, in honor of Agnes Gund
Object number
1129.2007.1-154
Copyright
© 2020 Lawrence Weiner and onestar press
Department
Drawings and Prints

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