Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings are an interesting concept which I’d like to see applied to more than just walls.

When an organization or individual buys a LeWitt wall drawing, they receive two things, neither of which is the finished work of art. They get a certificate of authenticity and a detailed set of instructions—that is, they get the idea. To install the piece, they worked directly with LeWitt and now, since his death in 2007, work with LeWitt’s estate to hire one of his trained draftspeople to lead the installation.

Wall Drawing #541,
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Of course, you can’t call them “LeWitt” wall drawings if you roll your own. But that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the instructions and just see what happens.

Author: Nick Vossbrink

Blogging about Photography, Museums, Printing, and Baseball Cards from both Princeton New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay Area. On Twitter as @vossbrink, WordPress at njwv.wordpress.com, and the web at vossbrink.net

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