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Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

A collaboration between Yale University Art Gallery, MASS MoCA, and the Williams College Museum of Art
#47 / Photo: Kevin Kennefick; image is a detail
Info

Wall Drawing 47

A wall divided into fifteen equal parts, each with a different line direction, and all combinations.
June 1970
Black pencil
Private collection

First Installation

Private residence

First Drawn By

Kazuko Miyamoto

MASS MoCA Building 7
Ground Floor

Wall Drawing 47 is emblematic of Sol LeWitt’s systematic exploration of lines going in four basic directions – vertical, horizontal, diagonal left, and diagonal right. The drawing presents the four absolute lines layered sequentially, thus presenting their single, double, triple, and quadruple combinations. As in Wall Drawing 56, also on display at MASS MoCA, this pencil drawing shows increasingly darker gradations of tone as the piece is read from left to right.

   
 
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