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Wall Drawing #601, Forms Derived from a Cube (25 Variations)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Wall Drawing #601, Forms Derived from a Cube (25 Variations)

Artist: Sol LeWitt (American, 1928 - 2007)
Date: 1989
Medium: Color ink wash
Overall: 311 x 296 1/2 x 6 in. (789.9 x 753.1 x 15.2 cm.)
Overall: 25.9 x 24.7 x 0.5 ft. (7.9 x 7.5 x 0.2 m.)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1989.1
Accession number: 1989.1
Classification: painting
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Exhibition History"Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Apr. - May 21, 2000; (Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, July 22 - Oct. 22, 2000; Whitney Museum of American Art, N. Y.)

"Sol LeWitt/Wall Drawings," Pace Gallery, Jan. 29 - Mar. 12, 1994 (modified - appeared on two walls and with fewer figures)
Published ReferencesAN UNCOMMON VISION: THE DES MOINES ART CENTER, Des Moines Art Center, 1998, ref. pp.34 & 171, b/w detail p.171, color ill. p.170

"Sol LeWitt/Wall Drawings," Pace Gallery, 1994, exh. announcement card ill.

Peter Schjeldahl, "Less Is Beautiful: A Celebration of the Well-tempered Minimalist Sol LeWitt," THE NEW YORKER, Mar. 13, 2000, color ill. p.99

DMAC News, May/June 1989, ref. & b/w ills. p.4

Eliot Nusbaum, "New LeWitt Work Explores Forms," DES MOINES REGISTER, July 23, 1989, ref. & ill.

DMAC Annual Report, 1988 - 1990, 1990, b/w cover ill.

THE NEW YORKER March 13, 2000, Article--LESS IS BEAUTIFUL: A Celebration of the well-tempered Minimalist Sol LeWitt by Peter Schjeldahl, pg. 99

Kirk Varnedoe, "Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art Since Pollock", 2006, Princeton University Press, color ill., pg. 128
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