Art collectors have the opportunity to own a limited-edition print by conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner.
LAWRENCE WEINER RELEASES LIMITED-EDITION PRINTS ON 20x200.com
Limited-Edition Art Prints By Legendary Artist Made Affordable for All Art Lovers
NEW YORK, NY (JULY 29, 2011) Ė Renowned conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner has released his second limited-edition print on 20x200.com, the place to discover and buy art online. WATER FINDS ITS OWN LEVEL HOWSOEVER references both a fundamental principle of physics and a common adage. The root of the work was originally part of a series of commissioned murals for NYCís Lower East Side neighborhood. Weiner added to his original work, creating an exclusive, bold print for 20x200.
WATER FINDS ITS OWN LEVEL HOWSOEVER bears the artistís signature use of the Franklin Gothic Extra Condensed font, known for its classic, working-class qualities. The printís bold, primary colors and the artistís socially progressive philosophies come together in this deceptively simple piece. To try to draw conclusions on the printís meaning will only lead to more questions, as Weiner states: ď...I PREFER TO PRESENT AN EXISTING FACT AND LET THE JUDGEMENT OF THE RECEIVER REST UPON THAT.Ē 20x200 is proud to collaborate with Lawrence Weiner, as well as other legendary artists like Roger Ballen, Ed Baynard, David Bowie, David Byrne, Paul Fusco, Tierney Gearon, Todd Hido, Paula Scher, Mike + Doug Starn and William Wegman, to offer limited-edition prints at accessible prices.
Lawrence Weinerís WATER FINDS ITS OWN LEVEL HOWSOEVER is available exclusively on 20x200. The museum-quality editions, available in custom frames, start at $50 for an 8Ēx10Ē print (edition of 250) and go up to $5,000 for a 30Ēx40Ē print (in an edition of 5), with a range of sizes and prices in between.
About the Artist
Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1942, Lawrence Weiner had his first show at the age of 18. By 1968, Lawrence had already begun utilizing language and typography as a primary vehicle for his conceptual work, helping to redefine the artist/viewer relationship. Major solo exhibitions of the artistís work have been mounted at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (1990), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1991), Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1991), Musée díArt Contemporain, Bordeaux (1991 and 1992), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1992), Philadelphia Museum of Art (1994), Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin (2000), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City (2004) and Tate Gallery in London (2006). In 2007, the Whitney Museum of American Art organized the first major retrospective of the artistís work in the United States. Weiner lives and works in New York and Amsterdam.
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