“Taken From Here …”

Located on a wall next to one of the entrances to a group of galleries in the new modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, this could easily be missed or perhaps ignored as an informational sign rather than appreciated as a conscious work of art.

Taken From Here To Where It Came From ...

Taken From Here To Where It Came From ...

By Lawrence Weiner, consisting of vinyl letters attached to the wall, the work itself is its title.

(Photograph courtesy of “rousjh“, 9 November 2009)

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One thought on ““Taken From Here …”

  1. I think part of what appeals to me about this work is the contrast between the conception, which I think is expressed in the words, and the reality of the piece itself. “Art objects” might be representations (of something or of some concept), but this one isn’t a representation at all — it’s its own title, and its title is a statement about works of art (at least some of them). And at the same time, the words make no sense at all in relation to this particular work.

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