Sol LeWitt

(About art, not language.)

Caught recently, a gallery ad with a Sol LeWitt painting. On the artist, from Wikipedia:

Solomon “Sol” LeWitt (September 9, 1928 – April 8, 2007) was an American artist linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism.

LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and “structures” (a term he preferred instead of “sculptures”) but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, and painting. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965.

Three examples follow:

One of his cube constructions:

(#1)

One of his wall drawings:

(#2)

And his last sculpture, the monumental Splotch #22 of 2007
: acrylic on fiberglass
 ca. 148 x 96 x 86 inches:

(#3)

I’m much attracted to the works of a number of minimalist and conceptual artists, which I post about here every so often.

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