“A Stake Set” by Lawrence Weiner
Conceptual art is more about idea than execution and you can’t hang an idea on a wall. It requires little or no traditional artistic skill. You will not understand or appreciate it without first being “educated” and then you still won’t get it. It’s the theme of the book, without the book. It is sometimes in the form of a film, an installation, or as in this case just words. The words can come in many forms: neon, projected on a wall, fluorescent in a dark room, italicized, bold, or like here – all caps! If you crave instant gratification, conceptual art is not for you. It’s really only for curators and art “experts”, like me. Concept: There is more than one way to spell STAKE.