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Wall Drawing 584H

  • Sol LeWitt

  • Sol LeWitt

Squares, divided horizontally and vertically into four equal parts. Within each part, color ink washes superimposed. The squares are bordered by a ½-inch (1¼ cm) white band and a 4-inch (10 cm) black band.

January 1989

Color ink wash

Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

First Installation
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

First Drawn By
Babette Berger, Vincent Chablais, David Higginbotham, Marianne Kohler, Maria Lichsteiner, Michael Lüscher, Andrea Marescalchi, Axel Morgenthaler, Anthony Sansotta, Martin Schnidrig, Rebecca Schwab, Claude Spiess, Lucia Stäuble, Sigi Stucki

MASS MoCA Building 7
Second Floor

Wall Drawing 584H is presented between two related works, Wall Drawing 583H&F. This drawing depicts a square divided horizontally and vertically to create four equal parts, a motif that Sol LeWitt has worked with since his early linear wall drawings done in pencil, such as Wall Drawing 56 (also at MASS MoCA). The color within each of the four parts is executed with superimposed color ink washes, which the artist explored throughout the 1980s. As in the two wall drawings that flank it, LeWitt employs a framing device in Wall Drawing 584H: it is bordered by a ½-inch white band, which is then outlined with a 4-inch black band.