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Sol LeWitt

[American Minimalist Conceptual Artist, 1928-2007]

• Relationships: Member of the American Abstract Artists group.
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Original works by Sol LeWitt available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Bilbao, Spain   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
2 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Lewitt

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Wall Drawing No. 623

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
1 3 5 7 9 11, 1994 (Zoom)

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteSol LeWitt at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
49 Three-Part Variations on Three Different Kinds of Cubes

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Bands of color in Various Directions, 2001

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
10 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Bonnefanten Museum, Netherlands
(to switch to English, click "english" at the top of the page)
Cube, 1997

Bonnefanten Museum, Netherlands
(to switch to English, click "english" at the top of the page)
3 works online

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Cube, gouache, 1991

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Mouseover the "G-L" list of artist names, then click on "LeWitt"

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Seven Walls, 2002

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City
From the 2004 exhibition Design is not Art

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts
Incomplete Open Cubes 5-2, 6-9, 7-10, 1974

Europos Parkas Open Air Museum, Lithuania
Double Negative Pyramid

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Fundacion NMAC - Montenmedio Arte Contemporaneo, Cadiz, Spain (mostly in Spanish)  

Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (partly in Spanish)  

Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Housatonic Museum of Art, Connecticut
100 Cubes

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Seven-Part Variations on Two Different Kinds of Cubes, 1967-69

Katonah Museum of Art, New York
Exhibition: Sol LeWitt: Recent Work

Katonah Museum of Art, New York
Exhibition: Sol LeWitt/Sachiko Cho: Equivalent

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "L"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park at Florida International University, Miami

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
(You need to click the "right" arrow once)

Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice (mostly in French)  

Musée de Grenoble, France (in French)  
White Five-Part Modular Piece, 1971

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Sans titre, 1987

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Wall Drawing No. 358

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
Forms/9 Part Grid, 1991

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
9 Forms/9 Part Grid, 1991

Palazzo Forti, Verona (in Italian)  
Maquette dell'opera Irregular Progression (Long) # 4, 1998

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Six Towers (you need to scroll right by clicking the right-arrow to see this)

Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas
Photographs from a 1997 exhibition

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Wall drawing no.426

S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, Belgium

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "Modern" category, then see the work in the second row of thumbnails)

Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Kansas

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Incomplete Open Cube, #7/1, 1974

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville
Incomplete Open Cube
(Click on "thumbnails")

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Splotch #22, 2007

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Info about a 2007 exhibition: "LeWitt x 2"

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
Four-Sided Pyramid

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Painting from the SF MoMA

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Google Images: "Sol LeWitt"   
Bing Images: "Sol LeWitt"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Crown Point Press

Repository of Abstract Art

The Sender Collection, New York
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
(Get past the splash page, then click "Artists")

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Sol LeWitt  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
1 2 3, 1978

Bomb Magazine
Interview with the artist

Culture + Travel Magazine
Wall Drawing #808, 1996

Frieze Magazine
"Lead by Example -- Sol LeWitt's exemplary approach to art and life"

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 84): Sol LeWitt

Salon Magazine
"The Writing on the Wall"

Sol LeWitt at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1974 interview from the Oral History project

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Second thoughts", 2006 article by Adrian Searle

The New York Observer
"LeWitt's Retrospective: Did He Want to Bore Us?", article by Hilton Kramer

The Village Voice
"Wall Power", 2001 article by Jerry Saltz

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #132

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Sol LeWitt's Incomplete Open Cubes

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
search inside

Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective

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Sol LeWitt: Incomplete Open Cubes

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Bands of Color


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