Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


First Look: Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 519
  • First Look: Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing 519
  • Gallery Talk
  • 11/20/2014
  • 12:00-13:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Join us for a preview of the Museum’s newly acquired and nearly complete Wall Drawing 519 by Sol LeWitt. We’ll celebrate with a light lunch and cake, and an off-the-cuff conversation with visiting installation specialist Gabriel Hurier of the LeWitt Studio, Spencer Museum staff, and others involved in bringing this major work of art to life at the Spencer Museum. Sol LeWitt was a pioneer of conceptual art, a movement that emerged in the 1960s and established a radical new aesthetic by arguing for the artist as a generator of ideas, and against traditional notions of artistic authorship. Prolific in a variety of media including printmaking, photography, painting, and three-dimensional structures, LeWitt is best known for the more than 1,200 wall drawings produced in his lifetime. Gabriel Hurier worked with LeWitt in the last years of the artist’s life, and has overseen the installation of more than 30 wall drawings over the past 10 years.