Exhibitions/ Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370

At The Met Fifth Avenue through
January 1 / 2017
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions were designed for limited duration and maximum flexibility within a broad range of architectural settings. Initially executed by drafters, these works in their finished state were most often slated for destruction. A seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art, LeWitt emphasized the creative idea that generates a work of art, as opposed to the work's material existence. "For each work of art that becomes physical," he wrote, "there are many variations that do not."

Sol LeWitt's 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions was installed at the Museum over a period of four weeks. The drawing (a detail of which is at left) will be on view in its complete state through January 1, 2017, when it will be painted over.

The loan of Wall Drawing #370 is courtesy of The Estate of Sol LeWitt.

The installation is made possible by The Modern Circle.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 399

Detail of Wall Drawing #370