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Kaldor Public Art Project 6: Sol LeWitt 1977

Sol LeWittMarch – July 1977

Kaldor Public Art Projects

Kaldor Public Art Projects

Wall drawings:

'All two part combinations of arcs from four corners, arcs from four sides, straight, not-straight & broken lines in four directions.'

March – July 1977

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

'Lines to points on a grid. On yellow: Lines from the center of the wall. On red: Lines from four sides. On blue: Lines from four corners. On black: Lines from four sides, four corners and the center of the wall.'

March – April 1977

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

In 1967, Sol LeWitt famously coined the term ‘conceptual art’, a pivotal event in the changing environment of art in the 1960s. With a focus on seriality in both form and process, his compositions were expressed through a variety of media, from drawing and painting to artists’ books, multiples, furniture, ceramics, photographs, prints and structures. In 1968 LeWitt created his first wall drawing for an exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York. A revolutionary break with the conventions of the time, it recalled the frescoes of Italian art history and invented an architectural format for his investigations. John Kaldor invited LeWitt to Australia to make wall drawings for Project 6 in 1977, at Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales and Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria.

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