Focus: Sol LeWitt

Solo Retrospective

Over the course of his prolific, influential career, Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) produced more than 1,200 wall drawings. This installation, which fills a single large gallery, features one of LeWitt's celebrated examples from the Museum's collection, Wall Drawing #260 (1975).

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in New York, United States.
From Friday 05 December 2008 to Monday 01 June 2009

Installation view of Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #260 at The Museum of Modern Art, 2008. image

Published by MOMA on Tuesday 07 April 2009.
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The work’s subtitle serves to describe the installation: “on black walls, all two-part combinations of white arcs from corners and sides, and white straight, not-straight, and broken lines.” Although LeWitt’s wall drawings evoke the tradition of Italian fresco paintings, they have established a distinct tradition of their own, in which linear systems, determined by LeWitt in advance, are carried out by others, be they artists, trained assistants, or novice volunteers, based upon his instructions. LeWitt compared his role to that of a composer who creates a score that may be played by musicians for generations to come. The concept—or score—remains constant, but the wall drawing, like a musical performance, will vary slightly each time it is realized anew.