Sol LeWitt, ‘Serial Project, 1 (ABCD)’, 1966, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Sol LeWitt

Serial Project, 1 (ABCD), 1966

Baked enamel on steel units over baked enamel on aluminum
20 × 163 × 163 in
50.8 × 414 × 414 cm
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Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. © 2016 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New …
Sol LeWitt
American, 1928–2007
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One of the leading exponents of Conceptual art, Sol LeWitt stressed the idea behind his work over its execution. “A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form,” he once said. LeWitt is best known for his large-scale “Wall Drawings,” rigorous arrays of designs, shapes, grids, and colors rendered in pencil and paint in coherence with strict instructions and diagrams to be followed in executing the work. LeWitt made over 1,200 of these works in his career, his visual vocabulary in strong alignment with Minimalism despite his rejection of the movement. His “structures”, as he preferred to call sculptures, were variations on geometric shapes, constructed from steel, polyurethane, or concrete, often featuring stacked cubes without sides. LeWitt is one of the seminal artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, influencing artists like Eva Hesse and Frank Stella, among countless others.

Sol LeWitt, ‘Serial Project, 1 (ABCD)’, 1966, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. © 2016 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New …
Sol LeWitt
American, 1928–2007
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One of the leading exponents of Conceptual art, Sol LeWitt stressed the idea behind his work over its execution. “A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form,” he once said. LeWitt is best known for his large-scale “Wall Drawings,” rigorous arrays of designs, shapes, grids, and colors rendered in pencil and paint in coherence with strict instructions and diagrams to be followed in executing the work. LeWitt made over 1,200 of these works in his career, his visual vocabulary in strong alignment with Minimalism despite his rejection of the movement. His “structures”, as he preferred to call sculptures, were variations on geometric shapes, constructed from steel, polyurethane, or concrete, often featuring stacked cubes without sides. LeWitt is one of the seminal artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, influencing artists like Eva Hesse and Frank Stella, among countless others.

Sol LeWitt

Serial Project, 1 (ABCD), 1966

Baked enamel on steel units over baked enamel on aluminum
20 × 163 × 163 in
50.8 × 414 × 414 cm
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