LAWRENCE WEINER "SPHERES", 1991
Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942) is one of the most-distinctive American conceptual artists.
His philosophy and aesthetic developed concurrently to Sol LeWitt yet Weiner has focused far more on (text-based) installation - typically in public spaces.
Exhibited at Leo Castelli during the 1970's, Weiner has been an institutional darling with major exhibitions at most of the world's top museums.
As a significant portion of his output is temporary installation, his multiples (which are few and far between) are sought-after and cherished by collectors.
This rare silkscreen was published in conjunction with Weiner's solo exhibition "SPHERES OF INFLUENCE" held in 1991 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London. Weiner recognized the value of this work as a functional promotional tool and a work of art unto itself. It not only advertised the exhibition, but was also included in the installation on display. An entire wall in the main exhibition hall was covered edge to edge with this design.
The central motif shows two sets of black parallel lines bisecting an ovoid (oval) form with a green rhombus marking the point of convergence. This was also the signature image of Weiner's ICA exhibition and has since reappeared elsewhere in his oeuvre.
"Spheres of Influence" exemplifies Weiner's precise and clean style along with one of the most distinctive elements in his multiples - cut outs! The four pie-shaped segments within the oval and the rectangular bar above the text "ICA London" are die cut. Depending on the matting, the filled-in colors of these shapes can be changed.
Questions about this artwork? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720
"Spheres of Influence"
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower left
From an edition of 100
28"H 20"W (work)
31"H 23"W (framed)
Framed with museum glass
Very good condition
Free USA and Canada shipping when purchased online
- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto.
- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL.
- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.
Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.
Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere.
- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees.
- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity.
What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.
- What payment methods do you accept?
Canadian clients are welcomed and encouraged to pay with interac.