LAWRENCE WEINER, AMS Multiple – Art Meets Science, 1992
9 parts, brown envelope, lacquer on stainless steel
stamped signature, numbered
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, Netherlands
€ 375,- plus € 13,- Track & Trace registered mail
Lawrence Weiner’s primary medium is language, often in combination with red, yellow, blue coloured signs, or in mere black and white. He is a New York and Amsterdam-based sculptor who prefers to make art that is accessible, open-ended, mutable and transferable. In the ‘Art Meets Science Multiple’ the artist skipped linguistic language completely, making this work an uncommon outspoken pictorial piece within his oeuvre. The display depicted here is a suggestion of the artist and is printed as such on the added envelope with stamped signature and hand written number. In fact the piece may be installed as one likes, although that is not stated as was explicitly wished by the artist.
In 1992 Lawrence Weiner decided to have the ‘Art Meets Science Multiple’ in an edition of 1000, an idea that he changed in 1996 into an unlimited edition accompanied with a new design for the brown envelope matching more the proportions of the AMS Multiple.
Lawrence Weiner exhibited in Dia Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, Tate Gallery, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, Hishhorn Museum and Scupture Garden, a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and recently in 2014 in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.