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



Sol LeWitt

United States of America

09 Sep 1928 – 08 Apr 2007

  • Details

    Media categories
    Painting , Installation
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint
    dimensions variable
    Signature & date

    Signed l.c. certificate of authenticity, blue fibre-tipped pen "Sol LeWitt". Not dated.

    Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Sol LeWitt

    Works in the collection


  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by Sol LeWitt

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