Sol LeWitt at the AMAM
Ellen Johnson Gallery
March–June 17, 2007
In 1972, the AMAM acquired a major work by Sol LeWitt, 49 Three-Part Variations on Three Different Kinds of Cubes (1967–71). This early work underscores LeWitt’s belief that the concept is the most important aspect of a work of art, or, in his words, “The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” Newly restored and on view for the first time in more than a decade, the AMAM’s enamel-on-steel piece explores three types of cubes: solid cube, cube with opposite sides removed and cube with one side removed, representing all possible permutations of these cubes and their arrangements. 49 Three-Part Variations is exhibited with two new wall drawings LeWitt has designed for the Ellen Johnson Gallery. The exhibition also includes a selection of drawings by LeWitt borrowed from the artist’s own collection.
Sol LeWitt (American, b. 1928)
Maquette for Wall Drawing for Ellen Johnson Gallery, 2006