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LOUISE LAWLER | Water to Skin (catalogue size)

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  • Louise Lawler
  • Water to Skin (catalogue size)
  • signed on a label affixed to the reverse
  • digital Fujiflex print mounted on Plexiglas on museum box
  • 11 1/4 by 8 in. 28.6 by 20.3 cm.
  • Executed in 2016-17, this work is number 4 from an edition of 15, plus 3 artist's proofs.


Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Catalogue Note

Louise Lawler was born in 1947 in Bronxville, New York. She received a B.F.A. from Cornell University and later moved to New York City in 1969 to work for Castelli Gallery. In 1980, she joined the roster at Metro Pictures where she remains to this day. Lawler is a contemporary conceptual artist who works mainly in photography. She most recently had an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art entitled “WHY PICTURES NOW,” which spanned 40-years of her creative output. The exhibition consisted of mural-scale images, some greatly distorted, set in dynamic relation to non-linear groupings of photographs. Lawler’s photographs often depict paintings and sculptures by other artists in exhibitions, galleries, or the artists’ homes, drawing attention to the methods and spaces in which they are placed. Her works show the intersection of art and commerce. Throughout her career, her works have been exhibited in numerous museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Artist Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Britain, and Modern Museet in Stockholm. She now resides in Brooklyn, New York.