Sol LeWitt (1928-2007, Connecticut) is regarded as a founder of both Minimalist and Conceptual art. The artist’s famed wall drawings are the perfect amalgam of his visionary practice. These murals are installed not by the artist’s hand, but through a set of instructions, suggesting that the artwork is a list of directions rather than the paintings themselves. Throughout his prolific career, LeWitt elevated geometric illustration and strategic color palettes through a range of mediums spanning from the wall drawings to hundreds of works on paper, as well as three-dimensional structures in the form of towers, pyramids and progressions.
LeWitt holds a BFA from Syracuse University with post-graduate study at the School of the Visual Arts. Early in his career, he worked as a graphic designer and receptionist at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), an experience that greatly influenced his career and introduced him to a community of like-minded artists. Today, his works are found in countless international collections, including the Tate Modern (London), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Australian National Gallery, Guggenheim Museum (New York) and MASS MoCA (Massachusetts).
- Another minimalist master in the collection is Ellsworth Kelly. Kelly's elegant compositions of geometric shapes are as iconic as LeWitt's squiggles. View his work.
- Robert Rauschenberg, a contemporary of LeWitt, was also responsible for significant advancements in the field of conceptual art. View his work.
MATCHZane Bennett Contemporary | form & concept 26 Jun - 10 Oct 2020Collections collide in this summer display incorporating work from both form & concept and Zane Bennett Contemporary Art. For the first time ever, artworks by the represented artists of form...
ChromoAnnual Winter/Spring Print Show 31 Jan - 4 Jul 2020El Anatsui, Mel Bochner, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Sol LeWitt, Mark Mulroney, Bruce Nauman, Louise Nevelson, Mimmo Paladino, Hayal Pozanti, Robert Rauschenberg, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, Jonas Wood at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Under the Influence31 May - 13 Jul 2019“Prints are having a revival,” says curator Kylee Aragon. “And the conversation is shifting. It’s not just a piece of paper—it’s fine art.” This May, Zane Bennett presents Under the...
New App Offers A Look Inside The World Of Sol LeWittOctober 22, 2020A new app from Microsoft has teamed up with the estate of Sol Lewitt to bring the artist’s radical aesthetic into the digital world. READ...
Storm King Reopens1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY July 9, 2020The expansive and poetic outdoor sculpture park at Storm King Art Center has reopened its doors, inviting the public to enjoy a walk among Kiki...
Frank Stella and Sol LeWitt at McNay Art Museum6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, TX November 21, 2019The latest exhibition at the McNay Art Museum presents a selection of pieces from its extensive collection of Minimalist and Conceptual art, including Jo Baer,...
Partners in Art | Black Rock EditionsMay 8, 2020“Our job is to see the holes, patch those up and make things better.” Early this year, married couple Steven Campbell and Christina Ziegler Campbell embarked on a mission to transform an independent print publisher into a community hub that serves underrepresented artists. They’re both veteran employees of Landfall Press , a 50-year-old print shop that was founded by Jack Lemon in Chicago and moved to Santa Fe in 2004. Landfall is a legendary operation with editioned prints by famous artists such as Christo , Vito Acconci, Claes Oldenburg, Sol...