Sol LeWitt

29 Nov 2006 - 20 Jan 2007

"Wall Drawings 1973"

Location: 29 Bell Street

Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibitions of work by Sol Lewitt. The historical achievement of Sol Lewitt over his long and distinguished career is legendary. He was pivotal in the creation of the new radical aesthetic of the 1960s and controversially had no interest in inherent narrative or descriptive imagery. Like no other artist of his generation he maintained the importance of the concept or idea and, apart from his original works on paper, the work is executed by others to clear and strict instructions. For this Lewitt exhibition, the 'other' is Jonathan Monk, who assumes the roles of both curator and technician by making the Lewitt wall drawings first shown at Lisson Gallery in 1973, which, incidentally, were made by both Lewitt and the gallery's owner, Nicholas Logsdail At 29 Bell Street, Sol Lewitt will be exhibiting a selection of his early wall drawings, which were originally shown at Lisson Gallery in 1973, as well as one new work. In contrast to the bold, graphic and highly coloured work of his last show at Lisson Gallery, these early works are made up of straight black crayon lines made by crayon that simply delineate space on the wall. Sol Lewitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1928 and lives and works in Chester, Connecticut. After studying Fine Art at Syracuse University, he worked as a graphic designer for I.M. Pei's architecture office in New York. He has exhibited internationally and his works hang in the Tate Modern, the Guggenheim, MoMA, NY, and DIA, Beacon.

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