TOKYO — The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to bring to your attention to two new series of “museum wall labels” artworks.
Beginning in November 2010, American LG Williams examined the museum wall label motif by appropriating and transforming them into living art works in their own right in two distinct museum wall label series. One series reproduced museum labels from many world-famous artists’ works, while another introduced soon-to-be-famous artists’ works.
These museum wall label artworks not only alluded to past, present, and future masterpieces of art, they themselves materialized into exquisite works of art. Each piece is unique, as are most museum wall labels, made from the highest quality materials and produced by expertly trained Japanese artisans. All were considerably beyond the production scope of most institutions.
Additionally, the scale of each artwork was considered “variable”, as a result of being directly dependent upon the exact number of words in each text, while the final, over-all measurements of the artwork would be determined by the art collector upon delivery.
The 2010-11 label artworks by Williams were exhibited in galleries and artfairs and documented in publications in Japan, Europe and the United States:
• (2011) Exhibition at Super Window Project, Kyoto, Japan
• (2011) In Print review in Artforum
• (2011) Exhibition at Artissima with Super Window Project
• (2011) Print review in La Stampa during Artissima
• (2012) Exhibition at Gloria Maria Gallery with Super Window Project in Milan, Italy
Many of Williams’ “museum wall labels” artworks have been sold to private collectors.
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LG Williams “In Absentia” At Super Window Project, Kyoto, Japan 02.18 – 03.27.2011
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(Left) LG Williams Museum Wall Labels – 2010; and (Right) Elmgreen & Dragset Museum Wall Labels – 2015