Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner, a pioneering conceptualist who used language to question the conventions of art, died on December 1 2021. He was 79.

The news was confirmed by his dealers Lisson Gallery, i8 Gallery, and Marian Goodman Gallery. A cause of death was not provided.

“I am heartbroken,” dealer Marian Goodman said in a statement. “He proposed a new relationship to art and redefined the position of the artist, and his works demonstrated the power of language worldwide.”