Wall Drawing #343 A-I


White crayon, black wall

Variable dimensions

The six Wall Drawings from the #343 series reflect the primary geometric shapes – triangle, circle, square, cross, trapeze, parallelogram –, not painted on the wall but gradually appearing in negative as the black wall is covered in white. They are also a reference to three archetypal works by Russian Suprematist artist Kasimir Malevitch.

From the first Wall Drawing made in the Paula Cooper gallery in New York in 1968 until his death in 2007, Sol LeWitt created 1,200 such works, made by his helpers and assistants or other skilled artists. Created before the exhibition following a system of geometric shapes and series, these works are made on the spot to the scale of the hall and are destroyed at the end of the exhibition.

At the “Accrochage” (“Hanging”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana, six Wall Drawings by Sol LeWitt were presented, created by a team of students from the Venice Art Academy, under the supervision of Andrew Colbert and Remi Verstraeten.