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Title

Wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room)

2003


Artist

Sol LeWitt

United States of America

09 Sep 1928 - 08 Apr 2007


About

First drawn by: Lucinda Chambers, Sachiko Cho, Stephen Stocks

First installation: Kaldor residence, Sydney, June 2003

Sol LeWitt’s late works have been likened to Italian frescoes. LeWitt spent his last years in Perugia and the artistic traditions of the region were undoubtedly an influence on his work which, previously muted, became richly coloured. ‘Wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room)’ embodies this change. Its exuberant colours – applied to the walls in thin layers that accrue until they became saturated – distinguish it from earlier muted wall drawings in the Kaldor Collection. Of LeWitt John Kaldor has said: ‘I really admired how, when aged in his late 60s, he had a renaissance – like Matisse with his paper cut-outs – and his work became more colourful, full of life and joyous.’


Details


Date

2003


Media categories

Painting , Installation


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint


Dimensions

painted room on 4 walls: 200.0 x 1600.0 cm approx.


Signature & date

Signed l.c. 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

352.2011


Artist information

Sol LeWitt

Works in the collection

36


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anthony Bond, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Sol LeWitt', pg.100-131, Sydney, 2011, 103, 122-29 (colour illus.).