Untitled (Working Drawing for Three-Part Variations on Three Different Kinds of Cubes)
Sol LeWitt was a mentor to many younger artists and writers. He was so significant to Lippard’s thinking that she dedicated Six Years to him. While his own practice always led to materialized works, he defined his artistic method as Conceptual, because he would always start from an idea, often permutations of a basic form or repetition of an operation, which he called the “machine that makes the art.” These two sketches show him elaborating the multiple forms of open cubes, and some of the various configurations possible for parallel straight lines.
India ink on paper
13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (34.9 x 26.7 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right in ink: "S. Lewitt"
Inscribed above and below image in ink: "Siebezeitige Arbeit/aus... - und Zweisetig offnen Wurfeln. 1967/F=vorne R= Rechto B= Hinten l= einseitig offener Wurfel 2 = Zweisetig offener Wurfel"
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Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007). Untitled (Working Drawing for Three-Part Variations on Three Different Kinds of Cubes), 1967. India ink on paper, 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (34.9 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 88.170.14. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.170.14_bw.jpg)
overall, 88.170.14_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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