Lawrence WeinerSPHERES OF INFLUENCE 1990

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Artist
Lawrence Weiner (born 1942)
Title
SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
Date 1990
MediumGouache, graphite, ink and type on paper
Dimensionssupport: 435 x 422 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery 2005
Reference
T12018
Not on display

Summary

This work is one of eight preparatory drawings (Tate T12011-T12018) related to Weiner’s installation SPHERES OF INFLUENCE 1991. The installation comprises five statement works (Tate T12006-T12010) and two related open edition posters (Tate P20269-P20270).

Weiner’s work has always been characterised both by its conceptual nature and by the graphic quality of its pictorial manifestations. He is best known for his ‘statement’ works which exist as language with the potential to be displayed or acted out. The flexibility of presentation suggests an egalitarian approach to art making. However the distinctive style of Weiner’s statement works owes a great deal to his aesthetic approach, which has had a pronounced influence on contemporary graphic design and typography. Throughout his career the artist has produced works on paper including posters, drawings and books… (read more)

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