Color ink wash
Overall: 543.6 x 1240.8 cm (214 x 488 1/2 in.)
© Estate of Sol Lewitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of the LeWitt Family in honor of Agnes Gund 2012.66
This artist creates instructions that the museum follows to complete this work.
From the 1980s onward a variety of simple geometric shapes emerge as autonomous motifs in Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings. By 1982 he had transformed planar figures into three-dimensional objects, playfully experimenting with repetition and the opposition between the two-dimensional plane and the drawn perspective. That same year he started to use ink washes for his wall drawings. LeWitt once said, "I would like to produce something I would not be ashamed to show Giotto." This statement clearly resounds in the luminosity and sensuality of surface of Wall Drawing #590A.
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