LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and "structures" (a term he preferred instead of "sculptures") but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, and painting.
120 photographs taken by sol lewitt in 1979 document the graffiti and urban decay of the neighborhood . additional photographs. sol lewitt documented the political scrawls, tags, and artistic interventions of the lower east side.
Fitting then, that 120 of those photographs now adorn a 20-feet high by 60-feet wide wall in the community that inspired them; albeit a tad different a community to that of the ’70s.
LeWitt moved to New York City in 1953 and set up a studio on the Lower East Side, in the old .
LeWitt moved to New York City in 1953 and set up a studio on the Lower East Side, in the old Ashkenazi Jewish settlement on Hester Street. Sol LeWitt, wall drawing, in May 2012 during the Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007 Sol LeWitt retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
Inventory number: MG 141/0.
On the Walls of the Lower East Side. Offset printing on cardboard. Inventory number: MG 141/0. On behalf of the. logo bmukk.
On Monday, November 14, American artist Sol Lewitt will have his illustrious photographic work On The Walls Of The .
On Monday, November 14, American artist Sol Lewitt will have his illustrious photographic work On The Walls Of The Lower East Side on display at Mondrian SoHo Hotel’s Lafayette Street. Lewitt’s artistic representation from 1979 presents the birth of hip-hop in unique fashion, as the showing will undoubtedly warrant an intense feeling of nostalgia. Expect to see reproduced photographs upon vinyl adorning the facade. Mondrian SoHo 150 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10013 United States.
Sights Sol Lewitt: On the Walls of the Lower East Side. Updated: Nov 21, 2014. Original: Nov 15, 2011. Original: Nov 15, 2011
On the Walls of the Lower East Side, 1979.
On the Walls of the Lower East Side, 1979. This should be good news to both artists and apes. With this assurance I hope to justify his confidence. To continue a baseball metaphor (one artist wanted to hit the ball out of the park, another to stay loose at the plate and hit the ball where it was pitched), I am grateful for the opportunity to strike out for myself