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Art in Crossett Library: Sol Lewitt

This is a guide to works of art on display in Crossett Library.

Location - Crossett Library Upper Level Classroom

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective


Sol Lewitt

American, 1928–2007


Brick Wall

gelatin silver print

18 ½ x 12 in.




Brick Wall is one of set of sixteen prints that vary slightly in exposure. The work surveys the repetition of form and texture to create a more complex whole, and exemplifies the utility of the camera to document processes and series, themes central to conceptual art.

Sol Lewitt is associated with Minimalism and Conceptual art. Redefining art production by exploring ideas rather than conventional aesthetics, he distilled art to its essentials. Using the cube as a “grammatical device,” LeWitt’s work is characterized by serialization, repetition, and progression, exemplified by his iconic open-grid structures. Studying systems of line and color, his prolific output of wall drawings solidifies his engagement with two-dimensional practices spanning painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking.

Sol LeWitt

Sol Lewitt Books