About the Author
Lawrence Weiner was born in Bronx, New York in 1942 and educated in the New York City public school system. The book has long been a central component of his life work. His works have been shown internationally in museums. The works also inhabit many public spaces around the world - sides of buildings, cobblestones and pavers, open squares, manhole covers - and are frequently passed from the hand of one reader to another. Weiner has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship, the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, the Arthur Kopcke Prize, and the Singer Prize, among others.