An image of Wall drawing #870: A black wall divided horizontally by a wavy line. Top: flat; bottom: glossy

Sol LeWitt

(United States of America 09 Sep 1928 – 08 Apr 2007)

Wall drawing #870: A black wall divided horizontally by a wavy line. Top: flat; bottom: glossy

Location
Contemporary galleries
Further information

First Drawn by: Sachiko Cho, Stephen Stocks
First Installation: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, July 1998

Sol LeWitt coined the term conceptual art back in the 1960s. He began making wall drawings in 1968 that existed as instructions that could be carried out by any competent draughtsperson. The instructions usually refer to the wall itself which is divided horizontally and vertically into equal sections. The sections in this case are re-divided by arcs drawn into the sections to create a curving line or wave that divides the wall. The two resulting halves of the wall are then filled with matte and gloss black respectively. The work here was overseen by assistants from the LeWitt Studio in New York.

Year
1998
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Signature & date
Signed Certificate of authenticity, blue ink "Sol LeWitt". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
353.2011
Copyright
© Estate of Sol LeWitt/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney