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Collections Four Geometric Figures in a Room

Title
Four Geometric Figures in a Room
Artist
Sol LeWitt
Date
1984
Dimensions
overall 101.5 × 1107.5 inches
Materials
ink on latex paint on gypsum board
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Paintings (Paintings)
Accession Number
1984.8.1-.4
Inscriptions
N.A.; N.A.
Physical Description
Blue shapes outlined in yellow on an orange red field
Credit Line
Commissioned by the Art Center with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Julius E. Davis, 1984

object label Sol LeWitt, Four Geometric Figures in a Room (1984). Walker Art Center, 2000

Wall drawings are a significant aspect of Sol LeWitt’s art; he has completed more than 400 of them since 1968. For these often monumental works, LeWitt begins with an idea, which he writes as a set of instructions that anyone may execute, in any location, any number of times. The artist has compared his role to that of a musical composer who, after composing a score, leaves the interpretation and the conditions of the performance up to conductors and musicians.

Four Geometric Figures in a Room was commissioned by the Walker in 1984 for this site. LeWitt’s instructions for this drawing are as follows:

Four geometric figures (circle, square, trapezoid, parallelogram) drawn with four-inch (10 cm) wide band of yellow color ink wash. The areas inside the figures are blue color ink wash, and the areas outside the figures are red color ink wash. On each side of the walls are bands of India ink wash.

Four Geometric Figures in a Room was executed under the supervision of the artist by Jo Watanabe, Kate Hunt, and Owen Osten.

Label text for Sol LeWitt, Four Geometric Figures in a Room (1984).

Copyright 2000 Walker Art Center