That Some of Sol Lewitt's Later Wall Drawings Aren't Wall Drawings

Contemporary Aesthetics 16 (1) (2018)
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Sol LeWitt is probably most famous for wall drawings. They are an extension of work he had done in sculpture and on paper, in which a simple rule specifies permutations and variations of elements. With wall drawings, the rule is given for marks to be made on a wall. We should distinguish these algorithmic works from impossible-to-implement instruction works and works realized by following preparatory sketches. Taking the core feature of a wall drawing to be that it is algorithmic, some of LeWitt's later works are wall drawings in name only.

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P. D. Magnus
State University of New York, Albany


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