Wall Drawing #1131, Whirls and Twirls (Wadsworth)

Sol LeWitt2004

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, United States

Drawn by: Takeshi Arita, Jesse Good, Rorke Greene, Laurel Keenan-Coniglio, Gregory Kriss, Matel Loop, Stephen Persing, and Alicia Purdy,

Hartford-born artist Sol LeWitt was a pioneer of Conceptual Art, which places importance on the idea, rather than the finished art object. Painted directly on the walls by studio assistants, according to specific instructions from the artist, this wall “drawing” was designed for the space. The curved bands of alternating color blocks respond to the architectural details f the stairway, playing off of arches and various swirls and circles in the ceiling, walls, and balustrade. Sol LeWitt was the featured artist of MATRIX 3, 6, and 143 in 1975 and 2001.


  • Title: Wall Drawing #1131, Whirls and Twirls (Wadsworth)
  • Creator: Sol LeWitt
  • Manufacturer: American
  • Date Created: 2004
  • Original Source: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 2004.12.1
  • Medium: Acrylic paint on existing museum walls
  • Creator 1 death date: 2007
  • Creator 1 birth date: 1928

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