Wall drawing #870: A black wall divided horizontally by a wavy line. Top: flat; bottom: glossy
United States of America
09 Sep 1928 - 08 Apr 2007
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.
synthetic polymer paint
Signature & date
Signed Certificate of authenticity, blue ink "Sol LeWitt". Not dated.
Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display
© Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 2 publications
Anthony Bond, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Sol LeWitt', pg.100-131, Sydney, 2011, 103, 120-21 (colour illus.).
Unknown (Editor), 40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, '1998 Sol LeWitt', pg.174-183, Sydney, 2009, 179 (colour illus.). illustration is an installation view