Lawrence Weiner


Lawrence Charles Weiner (February 10, 1942 – December 2, 2021) was an American conceptual artist. He was one of the central figures in the formation of conceptual art in the 1960s. His work often took the form of typographic texts, a form of word art.

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Prominent figure of the American Conceptual art movement since the the 1960s known for his text-based installations incorporating phrases and sentence fragments, typically presented in bold capital letters accompanied by graphic accents.

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United States


Artist, conceptual artist, installation artist, muralist, painter, photographer, sculptor, video artist

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Lawrence Weiner, Lawrence Charles Weiner, Lawrence Wiener

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