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Excerpts of interview with Sol Lewitt

Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)
Subject:
LeWitt, Sol
Type:
Archival Materials
Videorecording
Date:
1979
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) sd., col. ; 3/4 in. 49 min., 50 sec.
Summary:
Only tapes #4 and #6 of 6 total tapes for this interview exist in the collection.
Tape #4 and half of tape #6 contain the interview with Lewitt in which he discusses his works on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The second half of tape #6 contains footage of some of his works on display, including workers completing one of the wall drawings. Last five minutes of tape #6 are blank.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Exhibitions
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11560
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986
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Grids and Color for Sol Lewitt exhibition at the Gallery Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany

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Creator:
Galerie Rudiger Schottle
Subject:
LeWitt, Sol
Type:
Archival Materials
Printed/Published Materials
Date:
1979
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 exhibition announcement : ill. ; 11 x 14 cm.
Summary:
Post Card sent to art collector Herbert Vogel announcing sculptor Sol Lewitt's exhibition at the Gallery Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany, 1979
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Collectors and collecting
Exhibitions
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9433
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Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers, 1960s-2009
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Archival Materials
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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

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Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-
LeWitt, Sol, 1937-
Type:
Archival Materials
Printed/Published Materials
Date:
1969 June 2
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Questionnaire : 2 p. ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
Questionnaire sent to artists submitting works to the 557, 087 show in Seattle in Sept. of 1969.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Exhibitions
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13424
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk, 1960s-1990
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Archives of American Art
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Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier postcards from Sol LeWitt, 1980-1992

Creator:
Joost-Gaugier, Christiane L.
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007
Type:
Collections
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
22 items
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Twenty postcards from Sol and Carol LeWitt and their children, Sofia and Eva to Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier, mostly written while the LeWitts were in Spoleto, Italy. Also included are 2 photographs of Sofia and Eva.
Citation:
Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier postcards from Sol LeWitt, 1980-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier was a friend of artist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007).
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Christian L. Joost-Gaugier, recipient and friend of Sol LeWitt.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographs
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15870
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)294994
AAA_collcode_jooschris
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Color Bands

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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
Description:
Sol LeWitt's work explores the near infinite possibilities of color and line. Color Bands is a series of eight prints in which mesmerizing curves and lines play on the optical effects of adjacent colors. LeWitt was a self-proclaimed conceptual artist who believed that his finished artworks served as concepts rather than as inherently valuable objects. For Color Bands, he composed a set of drawings and measurements that were executed by a master printmaker.
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

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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
Description:
Sol LeWitt's work explores the near infinite possibilities of color and line. Color Bands is a series of eight prints in which mesmerizing curves and lines play on the optical effects of adjacent colors. LeWitt was a self-proclaimed conceptual artist who believed that his finished artworks served as concepts rather than as inherently valuable objects. For Color Bands, he composed a set of drawings and measurements that were executed by a master printmaker.
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

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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
Description:
Sol LeWitt's work explores the near infinite possibilities of color and line. Color Bands is a series of eight prints in which mesmerizing curves and lines play on the optical effects of adjacent colors. LeWitt was a self-proclaimed conceptual artist who believed that his finished artworks served as concepts rather than as inherently valuable objects. For Color Bands, he composed a set of drawings and measurements that were executed by a master printmaker.
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

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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
Description:
Sol LeWitt's work explores the near infinite possibilities of color and line. Color Bands is a series of eight prints in which mesmerizing curves and lines play on the optical effects of adjacent colors. LeWitt was a self-proclaimed conceptual artist who believed that his finished artworks served as concepts rather than as inherently valuable objects. For Color Bands, he composed a set of drawings and measurements that were executed by a master printmaker.
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

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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
Description:
Sol LeWitt's work explores the near infinite possibilities of color and line. Color Bands is a series of eight prints in which mesmerizing curves and lines play on the optical effects of adjacent colors. LeWitt was a self-proclaimed conceptual artist who believed that his finished artworks served as concepts rather than as inherently valuable objects. For Color Bands, he composed a set of drawings and measurements that were executed by a master printmaker.
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

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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
Description:
Sol LeWitt's work explores the near infinite possibilities of color and line. Color Bands is a series of eight prints in which mesmerizing curves and lines play on the optical effects of adjacent colors. LeWitt was a self-proclaimed conceptual artist who believed that his finished artworks served as concepts rather than as inherently valuable objects. For Color Bands, he composed a set of drawings and measurements that were executed by a master printmaker.
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

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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
Description:
Sol LeWitt's work explores the near infinite possibilities of color and line. Color Bands is a series of eight prints in which mesmerizing curves and lines play on the optical effects of adjacent colors. LeWitt was a self-proclaimed conceptual artist who believed that his finished artworks served as concepts rather than as inherently valuable objects. For Color Bands, he composed a set of drawings and measurements that were executed by a master printmaker.
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

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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
Description:
Sol LeWitt's work explores the near infinite possibilities of color and line. Color Bands is a series of eight prints in which mesmerizing curves and lines play on the optical effects of adjacent colors. LeWitt was a self-proclaimed conceptual artist who believed that his finished artworks served as concepts rather than as inherently valuable objects. For Color Bands, he composed a set of drawings and measurements that were executed by a master printmaker.
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

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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
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
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
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
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Untitled

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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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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Minimalism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Avery Fisher Hall 1973

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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)

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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 - certificate of authenticty: 9 13/16 x 7 5/8 (24.9 x 19.4) - diagram: 9 13/16 x 7 5/8 (24.9 x 19.4)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2003
Exhibition History:
M-MUSEUM LEUVEN, Belgium. "Sol LeWitt: Colors," 21 June 2012-May 2013.
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
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School:
Minimalism
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Horizontal Composite

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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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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

13/11

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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
Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-1 October 2015, no cat.
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.
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
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School:
Minimalism
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Wall Drawing #1113 On a wall, a triangle within a rectangle, each with broken bands of color

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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 - certificate of authenticty: 9 13/16 x 75/8 in. (24.9 x 19.4 cm) - diagram: 9 15/17 x 7 5/8 (24.9 x 19.4 cm)
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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Wall Drawing No. 3

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Artist:
Sol LeWitt, American, b. Hartford, Connecticut, 1928–2007
Medium:
Graphite on wall
Dimensions:
dimensions variable
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1969
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]
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.
Accession Number:
07.65
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School:
Minimalism
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