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Non-geometric form (splotch) #2



Sol LeWitt

United States of America

09 Sep 1928 – 08 Apr 2007

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    painted fiberglass
    62.2 x 50.8 x 14.0 cm
    John Kaldor Family Collection
    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

    Sol Lewitt is one of the most influential figures to emerge from the conceptual art movement of the 1960s. He first exhibited his wall drawings here at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1977 for the sixth Kaldor Public Art Project. Thanks to the generosity of John Kaldor, the Gallery holds one of the most significant collections of works by LeWitt in the world.
    In the 1990s LeWitt became interested in the expansion of drawing in three dimensions, resulting in his non-geometric forms or ‘splotches’. Working in collaboration with fabricator Yoshitsugu Nakama, LeWitt’s two-dimensional drawings were processed by computer programs to create visual models. These were transposed into physical objects made from construction foam that were coated with layers of epoxy resin and fibreglass. Finally, the sculptures were painted by a machine programmed to follow detailed instructions regulating shape and colour distribution.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by Sol LeWitt

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