Through his works and his theoretical writings, Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) exerted an almost unparalleled influence on the development of art in the 1960s. He liberated the artwork from the burdensome expectation of “sublimity”, placed a question mark over the importance of the original by embracing the principle of repeatability – as in the case of his Wall Drawings, for example – and opened the door to a previously unknown formal freedom in art. Using materials accessible to all, LeWitt created works in both two and three dimensions that are understood around the world. Starting from a simple geometric vocabulary, he developed – in logical series of combinations – a surprising wealth of visual impressions. Clarity of concept and precision of execution are the characteristics of his art.
The Raussmüller Collection owns key works by LeWitt: spatial structures and wall drawings, including the 14-part full-wall pencil drawing “WD #61” (1970), the isometric figures “WD #354 a–e” (1981) and the energetic red, yellow and blue “WD #308” (1978) constituting an entire room of colour (see the Raussmüller publication Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing 308).
Find a text on the LeWitt installation by Raussmüller in the Hallen für Neue Kunst on our online platform Raussmüller Insights.