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Wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room)

Sol LeWitt2003

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

First drawn by: Lucinda Chambers, Sachiko Cho, Stephen Stocks

First installation: Kaldor residence, Sydney, June 2003

Sol LeWitt’s late works have been likened to Italian frescoes. LeWitt spent his last years in Perugia and the artistic traditions of the region were undoubtedly an influence on his work which, previously muted, became richly coloured. ‘Wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room)’ embodies this change. Its exuberant colours – applied to the walls in thin layers that accrue until they became saturated – distinguish it from earlier muted wall drawings in the Kaldor Collection. Of LeWitt John Kaldor has said: ‘I really admired how, when aged in his late 60s, he had a renaissance – like Matisse with his paper cut-outs – and his work became more colourful, full of life and joyous.’

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Details

  • Title: Wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room)
  • Creator: Sol LeWitt
  • Date Created: 2003
  • Physical Dimensions: painted room on 4 walls: 200.0 x 1600.0 cm approx.
  • Type: Painting, Installation
  • Rights: Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011 © Estate of Sol LeWitt
  • Medium: synthetic polymer paint
  • Signature & Date: Signed Certificate of authenticity, black felt tip pen "Sol LeWitt".
  • Artist Country: United States of America

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Anthony Bond, Art Gallery of NSW assistant director and head of international art, shares his insights into the work 'Wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room)' by Sol LeWitt

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