Sol LeWitt [no title] 1982

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Artist
Sol LeWitt 1928–2007
Title
[no title]
Date 1982
Medium Watercolour and woodcut on paper
Dimensions Image: 609 x 603 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1984
Reference
P77014
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All of LeWitt's work embraces some kind of system. Here, he uses the frame of a cube to generate a series of geometric shapes. This sequence shows five shapes, but the possible permutations that could be drawn out of a cube are almost limitless. The prints are not made by LeWitt, but by assistants according to his instructions. By minimising his physical presence in the process of fabrication, LeWitt emphasises the importance of the concept behind the work. 'The idea becomes a machine that makes the art', he has said.

August 2004

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