Lawrence Weiner workprint
Rotterdam: Brutto Gusto, ca. 1996. 29 ½ x 27 ½ in. Offset print on wax paper. "Brutto gusto" printed in orange in three places at top and bottom of print. Very good with wrinkles, minor staining, and jagged cuts at ends.
A workprint for a design Lawrence Weiner used as part of his 1996 work titled "Sow the Wind / Rear the Whirlwind." The jagged cuts at the edges suggest that the design was printed repeatedly on a long sheet of wax paper, suggesting that Weiner was experimenting with different ways to use the hearts, block, and line. The sheet is stamped “Brutto gusto” at three places, suggesting that the Rotterdam gallery was assisting Weiner in the production of the work. An artifact of process from one of America’s most important conceptual artists.