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Artist: Sol LeWitt, American, 1928–2007

Wall Drawing #91

1971

Red, yellow and blue pencil; black pencil grid.

Gift of Richard Cohen
2013.69.1

From the exhibition Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery:

Sol LeWitt created his first wall drawing—a temporary drawing of lines executed directly on a wall and made following a specific set of instructions—for a group ex­hibition in 1968. When the exhibition ended, the work was painted over. The idea for the work, however, remained and could be realized in another location. LeWitt conceived of and first realized Wall Drawing #91 in 1971; it was realized anew for this exhibition by following his instructions: “A six-inch (15 cm) grid covering the wall. Within each square, not straight lines from side to side, using red, yellow and blue pencils. Each square contains at least one line of each color.” The Vogels acquired a number of LeWitt’s wall drawings, one of which was executed by Dorothy and is still on a wall in the Vogels’ apartment today.

Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and watercolors
Status: 
On view*
Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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