125 Maiden Lane – New York, New York
December 18, 2003 – February 18, 2004
Internationally recognized as the founder of conceptual art and minimalism, Sol LeWitt is a multifaceted artist who continues to explore his original ideas in bringing new information in variations to the creative process. In his 1967 text “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” LeWitt defined the ideas, which gave him the freedom to develop: “In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. … All of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. … The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.”
The exhibition presents 9 maquettes from 1979 to 2003, which explore the “machine that makes the art”. From the cube to the sphere through the systematic progression the maquettes are planned for yet unrealized large scaled works.
Sol LeWitt: Maquettes 1979-2003 is curated by Elisabeth Akkerman and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.