“Sol [LeWitt]…always saw something new just over the horizon… His relentless questioning… helped divert the stream of art… toward a more open and democratic vision of art’s relationship to culture… all subsequent art is in his debt.” —Mel Bochner1
About the Project
This fall, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and Rice Public Art celebrate the acquisition and installation of internationally-renowned artist Sol LeWitt’s “Wall Drawing #1115” and the installation of “Wall Drawing #869A,” at the Anderson-Clarke Center. Like a musical score or architectural blueprints, LeWitt’s wall drawings are detailed instructions for artworks conceived by the artist to be executed by others. These two wall drawings will be installed at the Glasscock School in late fall 2019 by artists trained by the Sol LeWitt estate.
As the first conceptual artwork in the Rice Public Art collection and the third work of public art at the Glasscock School (in addition to Stephen Dean’s Black Ladder and Joseph Havel’s In Play), LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #1115 will serve as a tremendous artistic resource for our campus and community. Together with Wall Drawing #869A, generously loaned by the Sol LeWitt Estate and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, these two dynamic wall drawings will inspire a range of public programs, conversations and celebrations of art and ideas.
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