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Untitled (Sketch for Kunsthalle, Bern)

Sol LeWitt

Contemporary Art

Sol LeWitt was a mentor to many younger artists and writers. He was so significant to Lippard’s thinking that she dedicated Six Years to him. While his own practice always led to materialized works, he defined his artistic method as Conceptual, because he would always start from an idea, often permutations of a basic form or repetition of an operation, which he called the “machine that makes the art.” These two sketches show him elaborating the multiple forms of open cubes, and some of the various configurations possible for parallel straight lines.
MEDIUM India ink on paper
DATES ca. 1966-1972
DIMENSIONS 16 x 11 in. (40.6 x 27.9 cm)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 88.170.15
CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
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