Exhibition: Sol LeWitt at MASS MoCA (Part Two: Black & White)

 Chosen for  THERESPONSIVEI.COM  by Eva Zanardi  

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective comprises 105 of LeWitt’s large-scale wall drawings, spanning the artist’s career from 1969 to 2007. These occupy nearly an acre of specially built interior walls that have been installed—per LeWitt’s own specifications—over three stories of a historic mill building situated at the heart of MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), in North Adams, Massachusetts. On view through 2033.

Wall Drawing 1261, Scribbles. (Yale), July 2008, Graphite  Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt (Designated for Yale University Art Gallery)

Wall Drawing 1261, Scribbles. (Yale), July 2008, Graphite
Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt (Designated for Yale University Art Gallery)

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 1186, Scribbles: Inverted curve (vertical)., October 2005 Graphite, Collection of Alessandro Maccaferri

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 1186, Scribbles: Inverted curve (vertical)., October 2005
Graphite, Collection of Alessandro Maccaferri

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 289 (Detail: 4th wall only) A 6-inch (15 cm) grid covering each of the four black walls. White lines to points on the grids. Fourth wall: twenty-four lines from the center, twelve lines from the midpoint of each of the sides, twelve lines from each corner. (The length of the lines and their placement are determined by the drafter.) January 1978 White crayon lines and black pencil grid on black wall Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Purchase with funds from the Gilman Foundation, Inc. 78.1.1-4

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 289, (Detail: 4th wall only), A 6-inch (15 cm) grid covering each of the four black walls. White lines to points on the grids. Fourth wall: twenty-four lines from the center, twelve lines from the midpoint of each of the sides, twelve lines from each corner. (The length of the lines and their placement are determined by the drafter.) January 1978 White crayon lines and black pencil grid on black wall
, hitney Museum of American Art, New York, Purchase with funds from the Gilman Foundation, Inc. 78.1.1-4

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 462 (Detail: three walls)  On four walls, one room, arcs 4 inches (10 cm) wide, from the midpoints of four sides, drawn with alternating bands of gray and black ink wash. January 1986 India ink wash LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 462, (Detail: three walls)
On four walls, one room, arcs 4 inches (10 cm) wide, from the midpoints of four sides, drawn with alternating bands of gray and black ink wash. January 1986 India ink wash, LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut

Sol Leitt,Wall Drawing 792 Black rectangles and squares.June 1995 Dispersion paint Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

Sol Leitt,Wall Drawing 792, Black rectangles and squares.June 1995, Dispersion paint
Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

Wall Drawing 822 A wall divided horizontally by a curvy line. The top is flat black; the bottom is glossy black. April 1997 Acrylic Paint Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

Wall Drawing 822, A wall divided horizontally by a curvy line. The top is flat black; the bottom is glossy black.
April 1997, Acrylic Paint, Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 614, Rectangles formed by 3-inch (8 cm) wide India ink bands, meeting at right angles. July 1989 India ink , Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of the artist

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 614, Rectangles formed by 3-inch (8 cm) wide India ink bands, meeting at right angles. July 1989, India ink , Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of the artist

Sol LeWitt,Wall Drawing 343A,B,C,D,E,F On a black wall, nine geometric figures (including right triangle, cross, X) in squares. The backgrounds are filled in solid white. December 1980 White crayon on black wall A,B,C (Square, Circle, Triangle): Private collection, Switzerland, courtesy of BFAS  Blondeau Fine Arts Services D, E, F (Rectangle, Trapezoid, Parallelogram): Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt,Wall Drawing 343A,B,C,D,E,F, On a black wall, nine geometric figures (including right triangle, cross, X) in squares. The backgrounds are filled in solid white. December 1980, White crayon on black wall, A,B,C (Square, Circle, Triangle): Private collection, Switzerland, courtesy of BFAS, Blondeau Fine Arts Services, D, E, F (Rectangle, Trapezoid, Parallelogram): Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

Wall Drawing 999 (Detail) Parallel Curves. August 2001, Acrylic paint (black bands on white) Collection of Thomas Weisel

Wall Drawing 999 (Detail)
Parallel Curves. August 2001, Acrylic paint (black bands on white) Collection of Thomas Weisel

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