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Lawrence Weiner, courtesy Thaddaeus Ropac

Maybe, beyond a retrospective exhibition, the most enduring ways for an artist to be remembered are with printed exhibition catalogues / reviews and online videos. The most endearing way is, without a doubt, a personal experience.

Lawrence Weiner passed away this week: he was - for me - an icon of experimental, witty and quixotically empathetic art. I was fortunate enough to see his work - along with pieces by Matthew Higgs and John Baldessari - @ The Apartment in Vancouver CA. Here's the link to my interview back in 2008 with the gallery's director:


The last words of this mini vale are epitomised by Lawrence Weiner himself.


Lawrence Weiner, As Long As It Lasts, 1992/2008, [photo, Lee Plested 2008] courtesy The Apartment