Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt, Drawing Series...

September 16, 2006 - ongoing

<p>Sol LeWitt, <i>Wall Drawing #136: Arcs and lines</i>, 1972. <br/>Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Bill Jacobson.
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Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #136: Arcs and lines, 1972.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Bill Jacobson.

 
 
 

Dia’s presentation of wall drawings by Sol LeWitt from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s was selected by the artist himself. It highlights his monumental Drawing Series-Composite, Part I–IV, #1–24, A + B (1968), a four-color rendering of which is executed here for the first time. The version in graphite, part of Dia’s collection, has been on view in an adjacent gallery since 2003.

 

Checklist

1. Wall Drawing #46: Vertical lines, not straight, not touching, covering the wall evenly. 1970
Graphite on wall
The LeWitt Collection, Chester, Conn.

2. Wall Drawing #97: Ten thousand straight and ten thousand not straight lines. 1971
Graphite on wall
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Gift of Kourosh Larizadeh

3. Wall Drawing #123: Copied lines. The first drafter draws a not straight vertical line as long as possible. The second drafter draws a line next to the first one, trying to copy it. The third drafter does the same, as do as many drafters as possible. Then the first drafter, followed by the others, copies the last line drawn until both ends of the wall are reached. 1972
Graphite on wall
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass. 1991.20 gift of the artist, Addison Art Drive

4. Wall Drawing #69: Lines not long, not straight, not touching, drawn at random using four colors, uniformly dispersed with maximum density, covering the entire surface of the wall. 1971
Colored pencil on wall
Private Collection

5. Wall Drawing #118: Fifty randomly placed points connected by straight lines. 1971
Graphite on wall
Private Collection

6. Wall Drawing #141: A ten-inch grid covering the wall. An increasing number of vertical straight lines from left to right, and horizontal not straight lines from bottom to top. 1972
Graphite on wall
Private Collection

7. Wall Drawing #273: Lines to points on a grid. A six-inch (15 cm) grid covering the wall. Lines from the corners, sides, and center of the walls to random points on the grid. Composite (seventh wall): red lines from the midpoints of four sides, blue lines from four corners, yellow lines from the center. 1975
Water-soluble crayon and graphite on wall
Private Collection

8. Wall Drawing #171: A line through the center of the wall toward the upper left corner and a line from the center of the wall to the upper right corner. 1973
Graphite and water-soluble crayon on wall
Courtesy of the artist

9. Wall Drawing #235: The location of three points, 1974
Graphite and water-soluble crayon on wall
Courtesy of the artist

10. Wall Drawing #248: The location of a straight, not straight and a broken line, a square, a triangle and a circle. (The specific locations are determined by the draftsman.) 1975
Graphite and water-soluble crayon on wall
Courtesy of the artist

11. Wall Drawing #271: Black circles, red grid, yellow arcs from four corners, blue arcs from the midpoints of four sides. (ACG 195) 1975
Colored pencil on wall
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

12. Wall Drawing #136: Arcs and lines / two lines crossing. A 36-inch (90 cm) grid covering the wall. All possibilities of two lines crossing using arcs from corners and sides, straight lines, not straight lines, and broken lines. Two lines in each 36-inch (90 cm) square. 1972
Graphite and water-soluble crayon on wall
Courtesy of the artist

13. Wall Drawing #1211: Drawing Series–Composite, Part I–IV, #1–24, A+B, 1968/2006
Colored pencil on wall
192 drawings, 40 1/4 x 40 1/4 inches (103 x 103 cm) each
Courtesy of the artist

14. Wall Drawing #1085: Drawing Series—Composite, Part I–IV, #1–24, A+B, 1968/2003
Graphite on wall
192 drawings, 40 1/4 x 40 1/4 inches (103 x 103 cm) each
Dia Art Foundation; Gift of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy and the Martin Bucksbaum Family Foundation

 
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