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Title

Wall drawing #870: A black wall divided horizontally by a wavy line. Top: flat; bottom: glossy


Artist

Sol LeWitt

United States of America

09 Sep 1928 - 08 Apr 2007


About

First Drawn by: Sachiko Cho, Stephen Stocks
First Installation: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, July 1998

Sol LeWitt coined the term conceptual art back in the 1960s. He began making wall drawings in 1968 that existed as instructions that could be carried out by any competent draughtsperson. The instructions usually refer to the wall itself which is divided horizontally and vertically into equal sections. The sections in this case are re-divided by arcs drawn into the sections to create a curving line or wave that divides the wall. The two resulting halves of the wall are then filled with matte and gloss black respectively. The work here was overseen by assistants from the LeWitt Studio in New York.


Details


Date

1998


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint


Dimensions

dimensions variable


Signature & date

Signed Certificate of authenticity, blue ink "Sol LeWitt". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

353.2011


Artist information

Sol LeWitt

Works in the collection

38


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Anthony Bond, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Sol LeWitt', pg.100-131, Sydney, 2011, 103, 120-21 (colour illus.).

Sophie Forbat (Editor), 40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, '1998 Sol LeWitt', pg.174-183, Sydney, 2009, 179 (colour illus.). illustration is an installation view