Sol LeWitt
Wall Drawing 1: Drawing Series II 18 (A & B), October 1968

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Artwork title
Wall Drawing 1: Drawing Series II 18 (A & B)
Artist name
Sol LeWitt
Date created
October 1968
graphite on wall
two elements, each: 48 in. × 48 in. (121.92 cm × 121.92 cm)
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
© The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Permanent URL
Artwork status
On view on floor 5 as part of Afterimages: Echoes of the 1960s in the Fisher and SFMOMA Collections

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What are instruction-based artworks?

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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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