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Wall Drawing 47

  • Sol LeWitt

  • Sol LeWitt

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.