Lawrence Weiner was a central figure in the formation of conceptual art in the 1960s and today is one of most important living artists whose work often takes the form of typographic texts.

Square buttons designed by Weiner are pictured here and designed for the Bronx Museum.  The artist writes to Busy Beaver Button Co. founder and button enthusiast,

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR NOTE & MANY THANKS FOR THE QUALITY OF THE PIN THAT WE HAVE MADE TOGETHER. BUTTONS, BADGES, TEMPORARY TATTOOS ARE A VIABLE MEANS OF PLACING ART WITHIN SOCIETAL CONTEXTS HAVING NO REQUIREMENTS OTHER THAN A PATCH OF SKIN OR FABRIC TO ATTACH TO AS A SUPPORT STRUCTURE.

I THINK BUTTONS ALLOW PEOPLE TO IDENTIFY WITH WHATSOEVER IS ON THEIR SURFACE & THEREFORE I LIKE THEM. ART IS SUPPOSED TO EMPOWER PEOPLE & THE AESTHETICS THAT THEY STAND FOR.

BEST REGARDS
LAWRENCE WEINER

Click here for the Lawrence Weiner video data base.  Click here for a wonderful video featuring artist.  Click here to visit Busy Beaver Button Co. and have a nice day!