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Wall Drawing 56

  • Sol LeWitt

  • Sol LeWitt

A square is divided horizontally and vertically into four equal parts, each with lines in four directions superimposed progressively.

August 1970

Black pencil

LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut

First Installation
LeWitt residence, New York

First Drawn By
Sol LeWitt

MASS MoCA Building 7
Ground Floor

Sol LeWitt’’s early wall drawings were based on finite series of what he termed “simple” lines (lines drawn in one of four basic directions: vertical, horizontal, diagonal left, and diagonal right), as well as “superimposed” lines (the four simple lines layered on top of each other). By superimposing the lines in a sequential manner, as seen in Wall Drawing 56, the artist produced progressively darker gradations of tone.