Sunday, 16 October 2011

LeWitt in the Great Outdoors

New York's City Hall Park has been recently into an outdoor museum exhibit featuring one of the world’s greatest modern artists, the late Sol LeWitt. The park is storing a collection of LeWitt’s 27 most famous pieces of art throughout his career. It is the first outdoor exhibit detailing his extraordinary career. LeWitt was a leader in the Minimalism and Conceptualism movements, with specialized mediums ranging from photography, to works on paper to wall drawings, and 3-dimensional structures that explore different geometric forms such as pyramids and cubes. The selected pieces have been featured in museums around the world including London’s Tate Modern, Amsterdam’s Musée National d’Art Moderne, and Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou. LeWitt died earlier this year and I ran a short piece on his work then, but if you're in NY with an hour or two spare, it could be worth the work to see so many LeWitts in the one place at the one time - especially in an outdoor setting.
Burn brightly, Pete

1 comment:

  1. You won't believe this but I stumbled across the park two weeks ago and took photos - it made me think of you!