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Lawrence Weiner on Jene Highstein

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Joan Witek on Lawrence Weiner

In 1976, Donald Judd made a small drawing in pencil on yellow paper, a color we don’t often associate with serious-minded “minimal” work. Lawrence Weiner’s drawing from the same collection, featured here, was made years later but uses this same “surprise” of a background color. Whereas the Judd is on colored paper, Weiner has delicately painted his background. The effect is to bring the image closer to the viewer, pulling it away from its white border and nearer to us –making it more real.

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