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Sol LeWitt

New Wall Drawings

About Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt (b.1928, Hartford, CT; d. 2007, New York) was a leading figure of Minimalism and pioneer of Conceptual art. Redefining art production by exploring ideas rather than conventional aesthetics, he distilled art to its essentials. Using the cube as a “grammatical device,” LeWitt’s work is characterized by serialization, repetition, and progression, exemplified by his iconic open-grid structures. Studying systems of line and color, his prolific output of wall drawings represents a breakthrough in his career and solidifies his engagement with two-dimensional practices spanning painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking.

LeWitt has been the subject of numerous one-artist exhibitions and his work is held in public collections worldwide. In 2008, MASS MoCA opened Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, which will remain on view through 2033.

Press Release

  • Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #1166
    Two new wall drawings by Sol LeWitt, the largest graphite drawings made by the artist to date, will be on view at PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, from July 14 through August 25, 2005. Wall Drawing #1166 Light to Dark (Scribbles) and Wall Drawing #1167 Dark to Light (Scribbles), both dated 2005, measure 200" high x 408" long and 200" high x 324" long, respectively. The works were created in two and a half weeks with the assistance of 15 people. LeWitt is currently the subject of two exhibitions in New York City including Splotches, Whirls, and Twirls on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at The Metropolitan Museum (through October 30, 2005) and Two Concrete Block Sculptures for Madison Square Park’s Art 2005 project (through December 31, 2005).