Sol LeWitt

[no title]

1991

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Sol LeWitt 1928–2007
Medium
Etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 430 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1992
Reference
P77546

Display caption

Unlike in LeWitt's earlier work these prints are not the outcome of a series of logical moves. The images are expressive and subjective and not determined by any system. They are in fact close in spirit to the works of Jackson Pollock against whose seeming randomness artists such as LeWitt were reacting in the early 1960s. To the extent that they are not actually interdependent these prints are not serial. They depict pyramidal shapes which relate closely to his three dimensional works and wall drawings of the period. To create them he used a hardground black line overlaid with grey spitbite.

Gallery label, September 2004