What are instruction-based artworks?
Sol LeWitt rose to fame in the late 1960s with his groundbreaking wall drawings, instruction-based artworks that he continued to plan and execute throughout the rest of his career. Curator Gary Garrels.
With LeWitt’s wall drawings, what one purchases is a document prepared by the artist that describes how the works are to be executed. So the museum or whoever — a private collector or another institution who would acquire a drawing—then takes on the responsibility of hiring the appropriate people to — to execute the works.
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