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Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

A collaboration between Yale University Art Gallery, MASS MoCA, and the Williams College Museum of Art
#56 / Photo: Kevin Kennefick; image is a detail
Info

Wall Drawing 56

A square is divided horizontally and vertically into four equal parts, each with lines in four directions superimposed progressively.
August 1970
Black pencil
LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut

First Installation

LeWitt residence, New York

First Drawn By

Sol LeWitt

MASS MoCA Building 7
Ground Floor

Sol LeWitt’s early wall drawings were based on finite series of what he termed “simple” lines (lines drawn in one of four basic directions: vertical, horizontal, diagonal left, and diagonal right), as well as “superimposed” lines (the four simple lines layered on top of each other). By superimposing the lines in a sequential manner, as seen in Wall Drawing 56, the artist produced progressively darker gradations of tone.

   
 
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