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Title

Non-geometric form (splotch) #5

1999

Artist

Sol LeWitt

United States of America

09 Sep 1928 - 08 Apr 2007

  • Details

    Date
    1999
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    painted fiberglass
    Dimensions
    92.1 x 141.6 x 31.1 cm
    Credit
    John Kaldor Family Collection
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2011.67
    Copyright
    © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Sol LeWitt

    Works in the collection

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  • 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

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