Jeremy Deller. More Poetry Is Needed, Swansea, 2014 from Odds and Sods (for Parkett no. 95). 2014. One from a portfolio of five screenprints; composition and sheet: 11 3/4 × 15 11/16" (29.9 × 39.9 cm). Publisher: Parkett Publishers, Zürich and New York. Printer: Atelier für Siebdruck Lorenz Boegli. Edition: 35. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Saper (by exchange)

Writing on the Walls

MoMA staff members share works from the collection that use words to challenge artistic convention.
Cortney Cleveland April 3, 2019

Our current exhibition Joan Miró: Birth of the World illustrates the profound influence of avant-garde poetry on Miró’s visual language. Miró is not alone—words are at play throughout MoMA’s collection, from Sol LeWitt’s written instructions for creating his works to Edward Ruscha’s airbrushed lettering in The End. Explore works that use words to challenge artistic convention, handpicked by the people who know the Museum collection best—our staff.

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Staff Picks: Writing on the Walls

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