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

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Image rights: Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. © 2016 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

"Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971"

Venue: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2016 - 2017)

Gift of Agnes Gund and purchase (by exchange), 1978

About Sol LeWitt

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.

American, 1928-2007, Hartford, Connecticut, based in Chester, Connecticut