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Poster, Exhibition Poster: Lawrence Weiner, Twenty Works, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 1980

This is a Poster. It is dated 1980 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is offset lithograph on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds.

Its dimensions are

64.8 x 49.5 cm (25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. )

It is inscribed

Imprinted at top: "LAWRENCE WEINER TWENTY WORKS". Imprinted in black, left side: "AN OBJECT TOSSED FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER/ A TURBULENCE INDUCED WITHIN A BODY OF WATER/ TO THE SEA/ DONE WITHOUT/ AS IF IT COULD/ MADE QUIETLY/ TAKEN TO A POINT OF TOLERANCE/ WITH RELATION TO REASON (OFTEN) MOVED ABOUT/ SOME THINGS (PACKED UP)SOME THINGS (LAID DOWN)ALL OVERDUE/ BLOWN AWAY/UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES" Imprinted in black, right side: "THE ARTIC CIRCLE SHATTERED/ FOLDED/ SLOWLY RAISED WATER/ OVER THE HILL/ TO SHOW AND TO TELL/ [TURNED] RED AS WELL AS BLACK/ OFTEN REPLAYED (PLAYED AGAIN)/ (OFTEN) MOVED ABOUT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF [A] REASON/ HAVING BEEN BOUGHT BACK AT A POINT OF PASSAGE/ MANY OBJECTS PUT UPON MANY OTHER OBJECTS IN PLACE OF SOME OTHER OBJECTS NO LONGERUSED TO FORM A PILE". Imprinted at bottom: "ANTHONY d'OFFAY 23 DERING STREET NEW BOND STREET LONDON W1/ 22 OCTOBER - 19 NOVEMBER 1980 PRIVATE VIEW TUES 21 OCTOBER 5-7"

Cite this object as

Poster, Exhibition Poster: Lawrence Weiner, Twenty Works, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 1980; USA; offset lithograph on white paper; 64.8 x 49.5 cm (25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. ); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds; 1999-45-32

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