Item description for Lawrence Weiner: Something To Put Something On by Lawrence Weiner...
Neither storybook nor autobiography, Something to Put Something On is rather a "questioning book" for children, at once moving and intriguing in its candor:
I WAS A CHILD & AS MOST CHILDREN I DID MAKE THINGS I TRIED TO FIND A PLACE TO PUT THE THINGS I HAD MADE AGAIN & AGAIN I FOUND THAT THE SUPPORT OR PLINTH OR TABLE ALL RESTED UPON THE EARTH & I REALIZED THAT ALL PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WHO HAD MADE SOMETHING HAD TO FIND A PLACE TO PUT WHAT THEY HAD MADE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ASK THE QUESTION & THOSE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ARE FUNCTIONING AS ARTISTS. I WAS A CHILD & DECIDED TO BE AN ARTIST.
Something to Put Something On poses direct questions about art-making to and for young readers. Generously endowed with its maker's legendary wit, it is also, appropriately, the first title in the Little Steidl program.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 10.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Little Steidl
ISBN 3865214916 ISBN13 9783865214911
Availability 0 units.
More About Lawrence Weiner
Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York. Upon graduating from high school, he worked in a variety of jobs--on an oil tanker, on docks, and unloading railroad cars--and then traveled throughout North America before returning to New York, where he exhibited at the Seth Siegelaub Gallery in 1964 and 1965. Since the 1970s, wall installations consisting solely of words in a nondescript lettering have been a primary medium for Weiner. Solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., ICA London, Dia Center for the Arts in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. Weiner lives in New York and Amsterdam.