Lawrence Weiner. GLOSS WHITE LACQUER, SPRAYED FOR 2 MINUTES AT 40LB PRESSURE DIRECTLY. 1968

Lawrence Weiner GLOSS WHITE LACQUER, SPRAYED FOR 2 MINUTES AT 40LB PRESSURE DIRECTLY 1968

  • Not on view

This work is one of Weiner’s earliest in which “language + the materials referred to” appears as the medium. As presented in the artist’s “Statement of Intent” in the publication January 5–31, 1969, the realization of the work can take the form of the presentation of language—the text that defines the work—or the execution of the language of the work through material installation. The two possibilities of presentation are equally accurate to the specifications of the text—Gloss white lacquer, sprayed for 2 minutes at 40lb pressure directly on the floor—yet when the work is physically installed, its manifestation is variable.

Gallery label from There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33”, October 12, 2013–June 22, 2014.
Medium
LANGUAGE + THE MATERIALS REFERRED TO
Dimensions
Dimensions variable
Credit
The Seth Siegelaub Collection. Gift of James Thrall Soby (by exchange)
Object number
399.2010
Copyright
© 2019 Lawrence Weiner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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