Lawrence Weiner Quotes
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I do not mind objects, but I do not care to make them.
I didn't come from a background that had any idea about what contemporary art was, it was not anti or pro, it had nothing to do with it. I do remember something my mother said when I was sixteen. I was going off to college, and I said, I think I'm going to be an artist, not a professor of philosophy. They all assumed I would be a professor because I'm good at logic, and she looked at me and she said, Lawrence, you'll break your heart. And I said, Why? And she said, Art is for rich people and women.
... the fact is, they are sculptures, since they show the relationship of object to object and that is the idea and purpose of a sculpture. I've got nothing against 'poetry,' but it's only resonance and tempo. Each of my works is perhaps also indeed a poetic sculpture. It's not that I think it's a bad word, poetry, but I'm not a poet, since a poet is concerned with the relationship of human beings to human beings.