Lawrence Weiner: A bit of matter and a little bit more. Originally part of the exhibition Rooms in 1976, Lawrence Weiner wrote the title phrase on the inside of the front entrance as well as on the outside of the back door of MoMA PS1. The original doors, made of wood and metal, were removed during the renovation in 1997. After the renovation was completed, the artist was invited back to recreate the piece on both sides of the glass windows of the front doors. Lawrence Weiner’s A bit of matter and a little bit more is located on the doors to the terrace.
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