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Maker(s):LeWitt, Sol
Culture:American (1928-2007)
Title:Composite Series, Plate #01
Date Made:1970
Materials:Four-color screen print on Strathmore paper
Measurements:Frame: 24 in x 24 in x 13/16 in; 61 cm x 61 cm x 2.1 cm; Mat: 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 in; 60.3 x 60.3 cm; Sheet: 20 x 20 in; 50.8 x 50.8 cm; Image: 14 x 14 in; 35.6 x 35.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): S. LeWitt; EDITION: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): 120/150; PRESS STAMP: verso, ctr. (black ink stamp): SARAH LAWRENCE ART PRESS
Accession Number:  UM 1984.24.1
Credit Line:Gift of Werner H. and Sarah-Ann Kramarsky
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Set of four horizontal quadrants of tightly-spaced lines in black, and the primary colors. yellow, blue and red. In each quadrant, from top to bottom, the lines and colors are different: black horizonal lines; yellow vertical lines; blue diagonal-left lines; and red diagonal-right lines. The four horizantal quadrants together form a square shape.

Label Text:
Excerpt from wall label, for the exhibition “The Unexpected Encounters of Looking Again,” November 28 - March 15, 2007:
LeWitt is primarily concerned with the idea of a work. He uses an elementary vocabulary of forms based on the straight line, the square and the grid. The work in this exhibition exemplifies LeWitt’s commitment to the formal properties of line and color as expressive of the idea. These forms create a richness and depth that simultaneously delineate and blur line and color. In this work, LeWitt’s rigid commitment to the grid rises off of the paper to create a textured, three dimensional quality in this two dimensional work. - Rebecca Karp (M.A. '08)

abstract; lines; rectangles; color theory

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LeWitt, Sol
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