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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
#957 / Photo: Kevin Kennefick
Info

Wall Drawing 957

Form derived from a cube.
November 2000
Black pencil
Collection of Deborah Ronnen, Rochester

First Installation

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

First Drawn By

Mio St. Clair

MASS MoCA Building 7
Ground Floor

Wall Drawing 957, first executed in 2000 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, presents two isometric forms derived from a cube. These forms are rendered isometrically, a method that Sol LeWitt first began to experiment with in the early 1980s. Angled toward the viewer, the irregular cubic forms imply volume but do not suggest any kind of spatial recession, maintaining the two-dimensionality of the walls flat surface plane. Drawn in black pencil, Wall Drawing 957 employs the four basic directions of line horizontal, vertical, diagonal left, and diagonal right. The four absolute lines are superimposed sequentially, depicting their single, double, triple, and quadruple combinations, thus resulting in four degrees of density that delineate the planes of the cubic forms.

   
 
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