The artists who first glimpsed Picasso’s cardboard Guitar around 1912 marveled—and sometimes scoffed—at its fragility and seeming impermanence, but almost 100 years later its continued survival, while miraculous, is not its only notable quality. What do artists, in 2011, standing in front of the cardboard Guitar and its sheet-metal counterpart have to say? With this question in mind, curator Anne Umland and I asked a diverse group to visit Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914 and share their impressions.
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Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s enamel pin printed with the phrase “Stars don’t stand still in the sky for anybody” draws on a recurring theme in his work: language and typography. His exploration of words and phrases extends across the wide variety of mediums in which Weiner works, including film, video, book art, sculpture, performance art, installation art, music composition, and graphic design.
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