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Grids and Color for Sol Lewitt exhibition at the Gallery Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany

Creator:
Galerie Rudiger Schottle
Subject:
LeWitt, Sol
Physical description:
1 exhibition announcement : ill. ; 11 x 14 cm.
Type:
Printed/Published Materials
Date:
1979
Topic:
Collectors and collecting
Exhibitions
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9433
Summary:
Post Card sent to art collector Herbert Vogel announcing sculptor Sol Lewitt's exhibition at the Gallery Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany, 1979
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Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers, 1960-1990
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Archives of American Art
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Lucy Lippard questionnaire for the 557,087 show filled out by Sol Lewitt

Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-
LeWitt, Sol, 1937-
Physical description:
Questionnaire : 2 p. 28 x 22 cm.
Type:
Printed/Published Materials
Date:
1969 June 2
Topic:
Exhibitions
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13424
Summary:
Questionnaire sent to artists submitting works to the 557, 087 show in Seattle in Sept. of 1969.
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1940s-2006, bulk, 1968-1990
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Color Bands

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
linocut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation
Object number:
2010.65.1
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Color Bands

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
linocut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation
Object number:
2010.65.2
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Color Bands

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
linocut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation
Object number:
2010.65.3
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Color Bands

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
linocut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation
Object number:
2010.65.4
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Color Bands

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
linocut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation
Object number:
2010.65.5
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Color Bands

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
linocut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation
Object number:
2010.65.6
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Color Bands

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
linocut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation
Object number:
2010.65.7
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Color Bands

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
linocut on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation
Object number:
2010.65.8
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2000, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Maquette for One, Two, Three

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
assembled and painted balsa wood
Dimensions:
11 5/8 x 22 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. (29.4 x 57.9 x 29.5 cm)
Type:
Sculpture-Maquette
Date:
1979
Topic:
Abstract\geometric
Study\sculpture model
General Services Administration\Art-in-Architecture Program
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program
Object number:
1979.159.44
Description:
Sol LeWitt created the sculpture One, Two, Three as a commission for the General Services Administration. In 1962 a government committee determined that fine art should be incorporated in the designs of new federal buildings, to enrich the surrounding communities. This initiative became the Art-in-Architecture Program, and LeWitt was chosen to design a sculpture for the plaza of the James M. Hanley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Syracuse, New York. LeWitt presented this maquette of his proposed sculpture to the GSA's Design Review Panel in 1979. The final piece was constructed from painted aluminum and is twenty-nine feet long.
"Color, surface, texture, and shape only emphasize the physical aspects of the work. Anything that calls attention to and interests the viewer in the physicality is a deterrent to our understanding of the idea." Sol LeWitt, Christian Science Monitor, August 1978
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Untitled

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, American, b. Hartford, Connecticut, 1928–2007
Medium:
Ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
13 15/16 x 14 9/16 in. (35.4 x 37 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(1965)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Friedenberg, 1981
Accession Number:
81.15
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School:
Minimalism
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Avery Fisher Hall 1973

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Medium:
screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
image: 68 x 36 1/2 in. (172.6 x 92.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1973
Topic:
Abstract\geometric
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Harry W. Zichterman
Object number:
1982.119
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Wall Drawing #356 BB Isometric figure within which are 3" (7.5 cm) wide black lines in three directions. (Cube without a cube)

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, American, b. Hartford, Connecticut, 1928–2007
Medium:
Acrylic on wall surface
Dimensions:
176 5/8 x 177 1/4 in. (448.6 x 450.2 cm) dimensions variable
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2003
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 2003
Accession Number:
03.14
Exhibition History:
M-MUSEUM LEUVEN, Belgium. "Sol LeWitt: Colors," 21 June 2012-May 2013.
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School:
Minimalism
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Horizontal Composite

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, American, b. Hartford, Connecticut, 1928–2007
Medium:
Serigraph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 40 in. (45.8 x 101.6 cm) image: 12 1/16 x 33 11/16 in. (30.6 x 85.6 cm)
Type:
Print
Date:
(1970)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Betty Parsons Foundation, 1985
Accession Number:
85.19
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School:
Minimalism
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Wall Drawing #1113 On a wall, a triangle within a rectangle, each with broken bands of color

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, American, b. Hartford, Connecticut, 1928–2007
Medium:
Acrylic on wall surface
Dimensions:
176 5/8 x 237 3/4 in. (448.6 x 603.9 cm); dimensions variable
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2003
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the artist, 2003
Accession Number:
03.11
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School:
Minimalism
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13/11

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, American, b. Hartford, Connecticut, 1928–2007
Medium:
Wood and paint
Dimensions:
60 x 120 x 60 in. (152.4 x 304.8 x 152.4 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1985
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Thomas M. Evans, Jerome L. Greene, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and Sydney and Frances Lewis Purchase Fund, 1985
Accession Number:
85.9
Published References:
ELLEGOOD, ANNE and JOANNA BURTON. The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2006), ill. p. 79; p. 80.
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School:
Minimalism
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Wall Drawing No. 3

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, American, b. Hartford, Connecticut, 1928–2007
Medium:
Graphite on wall
Dimensions:
dimensions variable
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1969
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.
Accession Number:
07.65
Provenance:
Dr. Giuseppe Panza, Massagno, Switzerland, to 27 September 2007
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.
Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. The Panza Collection, 23 October 2008-11 January 2009, catalogue by Evelyn C. Hankins and Giuseppe Panza, p. 25; ill. pp. 24, 56-57.
Published References:
UNSIGNED. The Panza Collection (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), ill. [exhibition brochure]
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School:
Minimalism
On View:
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Ambulatory 2
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Oral history interview with Sol LeWitt, 1974 July 15

Interviewee:
LeWitt, Sol 1928-2007
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul
Subject:
Candido, Anthony 1924-
Flavin, Dan 1933-
Kerkam, Earl 1891-1965
Muybridge, Eadweard 1830-1904
Syracuse University Students
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Physical description:
Transcript: 75 p
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
1974
1974 July 15
20th century
Topic:
Abstract expressionism
Minimal sculpture
Sculpture, Modern
Graphic artists
Sculptors
Local number:
AAA
AAA lewitt74
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website
Notes:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 6 min
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was a sculptor and draftsman of Italy and New York
Summary:
An interview of Sol LeWitt conducted 1974 July 15, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art
LeWitt speaks of his studies at Syracuse University, the Tiffany Foundation award for his lithograph, odd jobs, his work for magazines and the graphics department of I. M. Pei's firm, travel in Europe, his army service, graphic design work, typography, and abstract expressionism
He discusses his job at the Museum of Modern Art, influences upon his work, his interest in film and the photographs of Eadward Muybridge, and exhibitions at the Dwan, Daniels, and Kaymar Galleries. LeWitt comments on his change from metal to wood sculpture; conceptual, minimal and post-minimal art; series and systems; his wall drawings; torn paper and folded paper "drawings"; prints and etchings; music and books; and the exploitation of art and artists. He recalls Anthony Candido, Dan Flavin, Earl Kerkam, and others
Data Source:
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Wavy Brushstrokes Superimposed #1

Artist:
Sol LeWitt, born Hartford, CT 1928-died New York City 2007
Publisher:
River House Editions
Medium:
hand-drawn photo transfer with aquatint on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in. (89.9 x 89.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1995
Topic:
Abstract
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan
Object number:
2010.34.1
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1995, The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Description:
Known as one of the leading conceptualist and minimalist artists of the postwar period, Sol LeWitt created a vocabulary of form that derived from squares, cubes, and lines. Repetition, sequences, and variations were integral to his imagery. He frequently established rules by which an image would be created, leaving the actual execution to his assistants.
The series Wavy Brushstrokes is notable for its curvilinear movement and free-form strokes. In contrast to the geometric forms and monochromatic tones that characterized much of his earlier work, LeWitt explored brilliant color combinations in his wall drawings and prints toward the end of his career. For this sequence of images, LeWitt began with a matrix of gestural lines printed sequentially. In the second, third, and fourth images of the set, he used the identical matrix of lines, but printed different colors in a different order, resulting in transparent overlays and evocative combinations.
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