(United States of America 09 Sep 1928–08 Apr 2007)
107.0 x 107.0 x 107.0cm
The ‘Incomplete open cubes’ are a sequence of open-sided cube structures, each missing between one and nine of their sides. At once repetitive and varied, this series lays out 122 possible variations on the concept. The ‘Incomplete open cubes’ exemplify LeWitt’s conceptual practice and have been widely interpreted as embodying systematic rationality; they are based on an arithmetic concept which they then take to its logical extreme. While they are internally consistent, they also manifest an irrational, obsessive quality reflected in LeWitt’s own comment that ‘irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically’. Here he presents a binary between the rational and the irrational.
Wayne Tunnicliffe (New Zealand; Australia) (Editor), John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2011, 102, 110-11 (colour illus.).
Adam Free (Australia) (Author), Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 21 (colour illus.), 61. illustration is an installation view
Nicholas Baume (Australia) (Author), Museum of Contemporary Art (Australia, estab. 1989), From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, 1995, 84.
John Weber Gallery (United States of America) (Author), Sol LeWitt: Incomplete open cubes, AUT, 1974, (illus.).
Sol LeWitt: Incomplete open cubes, John Weber Gallery, 1974–1974.
Opening transformations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oct 1991–Feb 1992.
From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, 12 Dec 1995–17 Mar 1996.
Journey to Now: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, 18 Apr 2003–06 Jul 2003.