Wall Drawing #581

Sol LeWitt
Colored Ink

This wall painting is located in Atlanta’s City Hall. The artist concentrated in conceptual art, which relies more heavily on the ideas and planning rather than the execution of the work. Regarded as a founder of both Minimal and Conceptual art, in a 1969 article for Studio International, LeWitt wrote, “Two-dimensional works are not seen as objects. The work is a manifestation of an idea. It is an idea and not an object.” Without the traditional support of canvas or paper, wall drawings exist as a set of instructions and can be installed again and again.

Lewitt received a BFA from Syracuse University and was drafted in the Korean War in 1951. During his service he made posters for the Special Services. After his service, he studied at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School in NYC, and worked for Seventeen Magazine, and the MoMA. LeWitt participated in a wide range of media, but is most famous for his wall drawings and sculptures.

Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave SW,
Atlanta, GA 30303