Philipp Kaiser (Hrsg.): Louise Lawler. Adjusted

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Classic, Color, Photobook
This book offers a comprehensive survey of works by the U.S. artist and photographer Louise Lawler (born 1947). Along with artists like Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons and Barbara Kruger, Lawler is considered to be a leading figure of the Pictures Generation.
 

“Lawler specializes in taking nuanced photographs of other artists’ work. Specifically, she shoots art in its context, after it leaves the studio, silently commenting on the way it’s lived with, exhibited, handled, stored, consigned, reproduced, repackaged, sidelined, or ignored. She will, for example, show us a brawny Jackson Pollock hanging in someone’s dining room, its visual habitat intruded upon (and its colors echoed) by a fussy porcelain soup tureen perched on a sideboard below it. Or she’ll photograph remarkable pieces in auction-house showrooms looking like chattel as they wait to be sold.” (http://nymag.com/arts/art/features/louise-lawler-2011-5/)

 

Wunschdenken, 1987 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

Wunschdenken, 1987 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

 

Persimmon and Bottle, 1993/2010 # Dots and Slices, 2006 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

Persimmon and Bottle, 1993/2010 # Dots and Slices, 2006 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

 

Bulbs, 2005/2006 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

Bulbs, 2005/2006 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

 

Still Life (Napkins), 2003 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

Still Life (Napkins), 2003 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

 

“Lawler’s well-known epigram, A Picture is No Substitute for Anything, which she titled a joint show with fellow artist Sherrie Levine, seems to fold Ivins’s two ideas into a single, enigmatic utterance. While a picture cannot possibly fill in for a person or for lived experience, it can convey a point of view, or a sensibility. For Lawler, a picture is not the event but how we understand the event and what connections we make. Her photographs communicate with a wonderfully specific, intelligent and attuned voice articulating humor and laughter, sorrow and moral indignation. This is Louise Lawler’s grammar.” James Welling (http://bombmagazine.org/article/2805/louise-lawler)

 

Image for the Press, 2004/2005 # Mirror, 2003/2004 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

Image for the Press, 2004/2005 # Mirror, 2003/2004 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

 

White Gloves, 2002 / 2004 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

White Gloves, 2002 / 2004 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

 

Andy in L.A., 2004 # It could be Elvis, 1994 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

Andy in L.A., 2004 # It could be Elvis, 1994 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

 

Once there was a little boy and everything turned out alright. THE END, 1985© Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München

Once there was a little boy and everything turned out alright. THE END, 1985 © Louise Lawler, Museum Ludwig Köln, Verlag Prestel München


 
Please note: All images and texts are protected by Copyright and belong to the Artist.
 
 
Louse Lawler Front
 
 
Artist: http://www.metropictures.com/artists/louise-lawler/
 
 
Publisher: http://prestelpublishing.randomhouse.de/paperback/Louise-Lawler.-Adjusted/Philipp-Kaiser/Prestel/e454519.rhd
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