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Pyramid, a Wall Drawing by Sol LeWitt

DATES May 16, 1985 through September 2, 1985
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
  • May 7, 1985: Pyramid, a wall drawing by Sol LeWitt approximately 20 feet high by 60 feet across will be on exhibition in The Brooklyn Museum Grand Lobby from May 16 through September 2, 1985.

    Sol LeWitt has, since the 1960s, been recognized as a master in the creation of distinguished artworks from the most subtle means. His early cubic grids were associated with the specific objects of Minimalism but with his emphasis on the ideas which initiate art he became linked with the more analytic work of conceptual artists.

    LeWitt’s wall drawings, which have graced the walls of museums through-out the world, began in 1968. Pyramid will be made from the earthy primary colors and grey. The colors will be layered, not mixed, producing differing subdued hues. LeWitt acknowledges the two-dimensional surface of the wall by using isometric perspective so that lines do not recede to an imaginary distant point but rather run parallel to the picture plane. Pyramid, one of the largest drawings that LeWitt has produced, will fit into the vast space of the Grand Lobby and will be painted over at the end of the exhibition in September.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1985, 017. View Original