Louise Lawler (b.1947, Bronxville, New York, USA) lives and works in New York City. Lawler graduated with a BFA from Cornell University(1969).
Since the 1970s, Louise Lawler has been making photographs that depict artworks in their everyday environments, removing the emphasis from the art object itself and focusing on the vantage points, framing devices, and sites of display that affect the reception of an artwork. Examples of Lawler's photographs include images of paintings hanging on the walls of a museum, paintings on the walls of an art collector's opulent home, artwork in the process of being installed in a gallery, and sculpture in a gallery being viewed by spectators.
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