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Wall Drawing 1037

  • Exhibition

  • Sol LeWitt

Bars of color within a square (#8).

April 2002

Acrylic paint

Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

First Installation
Galleria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid

First Drawn By
Sachiko Cho, Pia Frade Dodriguez, Aurora Ortega, Rafael Aragon Romero

MASS MoCA Building 7
Third Floor

Wall Drawing 1037 is part of a series of wall drawings titled Bars of color within a square, the idea for which was conceived in March 2002 in a group of drawings for an unpublished book project. Each drawing consists of a different configuration of bars within a framed square. The bars are drawn using isometric projection – a geometric method used to construct three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional surfaces without using traditional one-point perspective. This technique makes the form appear to float in a space that does not recede, maintaining the two-dimensionality of the wall support. Each square contains all six primary and secondary colors (red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange.) In each, two of the colors are used for the two bands framing the square, and the remaining four colors are used inside the frames.

In April 2002 Sol LeWitt turned eight of the drawings conceived for this project into wall drawings for Galleria Juana de Aizpuru in Madrid. The exhibit included Wall Drawing 1037. In 2005 MIT commissioned LeWitt to create a work for the U-shaped floor of the atrium of The Green Center. The artist created a plan in which fifteen of the original series of drawings were executed in eighteen by eighteen foot squares on the floor.

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