The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 18, 2018

Wall Drawing #4: A square divided horizontally and vertically into four equal parts, each with lines in different directions, 1969

black pencil drawn directly on the wall, Overall: 304.7 x 304.7 cm (119 15/16 x 119 15/16 in.); Paper: 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2008.144.1

A conceptual artist, LeWitt began drawing directly on walls in the late 1960s and early '70s in order to create works unconstrained by paper. He developed a system of ownership by which the buyer of the drawing receives a certificate and a rendering with directions for any other drafter to use. In this way, LeWitt opens up the work to the interpretation of the drafter. Although conceived by LeWitt, this particular version was accomplished by representatives from LeWitt's studio in concert with museum installation staff.

"Sol LeWitt", Konrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, April 22- May 16, 1969.
"Sol LeWitt, Early Works 1960's- 1970's", Bjorn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY, June 25- September 20, 2008.

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