Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection at The Drawing Center, April 15 – June 12, 2016

Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection features over one hundred works in drawing, sculpture, photography, print, and installation by more than sixty artists from the artist’s extraordinary collection, as well as select works by LeWitt. The show concentrates on minimal and conceptual drawing, which forms the core of the collection. It is the first large-scale exhibition of the collection to be held in New York in over thirty years.

“Ideas cannot be owned. They belong to whomever understands them. The piece takes physical form and becomes an object. This object may be possessed. ‘A work of art,’ said Gertrude Stein, ‘is either priceless or worthless.’” — Sol LeWitt

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Alighiero Boetti, Per Sol, Carol, Sofia, Eva LeWitt, Oggi il nono giorno nono mese dell’anno mille novecento ottantotto (For Sol, Carol, Sofia, Eva LeWitt, Today the ninth day of the ninth month of the year nineteen hundred and eighty-eight), 1988. Embroidery on fabric, 57 x 55 inches. LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome.

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Jan Dibbets, The Shadows at Konrad Fischer Gallery, 1969. Black and white photographs, pencil, and ink on board, 19 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches. LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT. © 2015 Jan Dibbets / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by John Groo.

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Hanne Darboven, Zeichnung, 1968, Ink on paper, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches. LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photograph by John Groo.

THE LEWITT COLLECTION P.O. Box 360 Chester, CT 06412 860-526-4072

Pat Steir, Drawing Lesson Part 2, Color, 1978. Portfolio of five color sugar lift and spit bite. Aquatints with aquatint and drypoint, sheet: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches each; image: 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches each. LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT. Courtesy of Crown Point Press and Cheim & Read, New York. Photograph by RJ Phil.

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Sylvia Plimack Mangold. Untitled (Falcon Rulers), 1976. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 8 inches. LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT. © Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York.

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Franz West, Untitled, 1988. Mixed media, 24 x 43 inches. LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT. Courtesy of the legal successor of the artist.

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Photograph of Sol LeWitt’s Loft (detail), 117 Hester Street, New York, 1968 Black and white photograph, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT.

Images courtesy The Drawing Center