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  • 66-BAC-1X-WallDrawing1128

Wall Drawing #1128

Artist:

Sol LeWitt

Location:

100 Cambridge St.  

Location

100 Cambridge St.
United States
42° 21' 39.3768" N, 71° 3' 43.7724" W

Neighborhood:

Beacon Hill

Type:

Mural

Year:

2004

Medium:

Acrylic paint

Collection:

Private property

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

Emphasizing geometry and repetitive patterns in his work, Sol LeWitt brought recognition to the Conceptual Art movement in the 1960s. Over the following years his art became both increasingly complex and increasingly playful, and around 1980 he began to incorporate bright colors in his wall drawings. As is typical of LeWitt’s work, a group of assistants executed this piece, guided by precise written instructions and diagrams from LeWitt, who wrote that the artist’s idea “becomes a machine that makes the art.” Although conceptual artists generally deemphasize the appearance of a work of art, instead highlighting the ideas that determine its form, LeWitt’s wall drawings are both conceptually drivenand visually appealing, even decorative. © 2009 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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