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Lawrence Weiner Named Winner of the $156,000 Roswitha Haftmann Prize

Lawrence Weiner Bits & Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2005

Lawrence Weiner Bits & Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

It was announced today that American artist Lawrence Weiner has been awarded the Roswitha Haftmann prize, Europe’s best-endowed art prize, worth CHF150,000 ($156,076).

Born in 1942, Weiner is known for his text-based works and was one of the central figures in the creation of conceptual art in the 1960s and ’70s.

“The award by the jury of the Roswitha Haftmann Foundation recognizes that Lawrence Weiner’s distinctive practice has given rise to a whole new form of art and also a new audience,” the foundation said in a press release.

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