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Title

Incomplete open cube 4/5

1974

Artist

Sol LeWitt

United States of America

09 Sep 1928 - 08 Apr 2007

  • Details

    Date
    1974
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    baked enamel on aluminium
    Dimensions
    108.0 x 108.0 x 108.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed c. verso certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "... /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
    346.2011
    Copyright
    © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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