Louise Lawler

Louise Lawler (born 1947) is an American artist and photographer. From the late 1970s onwards, her work has been about the presentation and marketing of artwork. Much of this consists of picturing other peoples' art and the context in which it is viewed, mostly in collectors’ homes, galleries, on the walls of auction houses, and in museum storage. In 1984, she was granted full access to the home of collectors Burton and Emily Tremaine, picturing the juxtapositions between a Jackson Pollock and a Limoges soup bowl. Similarly in “Foreground” (1994), she showed an open-plan apartment of art collector Stefan Edlis, framing Jeff Koons and Peter Halley in the space venue. Lawler titled her 2004 retrospective at Museum für Gegenwartskunst "Louise Lawler and Others" in acknowledgement of the artists whose artworks she has photographed along her career.

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