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Mark Kostabi’s drawing for his sculpture of Pope John Paul II, to be installed in September 2007 in Velletri, Italy
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WEEKEND UPDATE
by Walter Robinson



Every once in a while, the art market gives permission for a "do-over," a kind of contemporary art-historical mulligan where a younger artist gets to make new versions of widely known artworks by some senior figure. So it was with the pioneering Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, whose words-as-art technique was revived first by 1980s artist Jenny Holzer and now by the British artist Martin Creed. Weiner was the provocative philosopher, and Holzer the feminist moralist, but what is Creed?

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