New York-based photographer Louise Lawler is currently presenting images in a new Rubell Family Collection exhibition, Beg, Borrow and Steal. The exhbition brings together an impressive all star collection of works by John Baldessari, George Condo, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Sterling Ruby, and Cindy Sherman. Lawler has become known for her body of work, which has been developing since the 1980’s, that examines the life of a work of art post studio creation. Lawler raises interesting questions of authorship and identity as she photographs works in galleries, museums, auction houses and private homes. The artist is interested in the discourse that a work can instigate when viewed in multiple contexts, and when the work itself is not the focal point of the imagery.
Lawler currently lives and works in NYC and has completed solo exhibitions with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., Portikus, Frankfurt and at the Kunstmuseum Basel (2004). A major retrospective of her work was held last year in Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Beg, Borrow and Steal will be on view through May 29 at The Rubell Family Collection Museum in Miami.