AS TO BE IN PLAIN SIGHT

AS TO BE IN PLAIN SIGHT

2009
Artist
Lawrence Weiner, American, 1942-
Born: Bronx, NY
Work Locations: New York, NY
Country
United States
installation
Powder-coated aluminum
Gift of Vicki and Kent Logan in honor of Lewis I. Sharp, Denver Art Museum Director, 1989-2009.
2010.383
Lawrence Weiner (American). AS TO BE IN PLAIN SIGHT. 2009. Powder-coated aluminum. Gift of Vicki and Kent Logan in honor of Lewis I. Sharp, Denver Art Museum Director, 1989-2009.. 2010.383.
Inscription
Certificate 1st page is in letter format, dated April 2010 addressed to DAM and signed at bottom. Text of letter, "To Whom it May Concern: I have been informed by Regen Projects, Los Angeles that you have accepted responsiblity for the following work of mine: Catalog # 1022 (2009) AS TO BE IN PLAIN SIGHT. Title has been registrered with the Moved Pictures Archive. With thanks for your interest in the work and best regards." Certificate 2nd page notated artwork language, "AS TO BE IN PLAIN SIGHT" (much of the above text was excerpted from Jill Desmond's essay on Lawrence Weiner for volume I of the Embrace! catalog.)
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

A pioneer of the 1970s Conceptual Art movement, Lawrence Weiner rejected the art object and turned instead to language. For the artist, words and language are the ultimate forms of communication. Defying the traditional idea of sculpture, Weiner’s sculptures are flat, formal arrangements of text, punctuation, and symbols transcribed on a surface. Seeking to create a personal, unique experience for each visitor, he uses words as his medium of choice to guide audiences to construct their own understanding of his work based on personal knowledge and experiences.


© Lawrence Weiner

Exhibition History
  • "Embrace"--Denver Art Museum, 11/14/2009 - 4/4/2010.
  • Martin Plaza, 13th Avenue--Denver Art Museum, 6/7/2010 - 12/7/2017.