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2 part piece 221, 1975

In the sixties, Sol LeWitt was central to the radical Conceptual art movement that emerged as a reaction to American Abstract Expressionism. Minimalist in form, many of his works are studies in geometry and were executed by other people following the artist’s instructions. He believed that, in art, it is not only the final result that is relevant, but the entire production process. 2 Part Piece 221 demonstrates some of the forms based on the figure of the cube or minimum unit. In this type of structure, LeWitt looked for a pattern or a sequential relationship for the square, something similar to a system.

Technical details

Original title:
2 part piece 221
Registration number:
4066
Artist:
LeWitt, Sol
Date created:
1975
Date acquired:
2010
Status:
On display
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Installation
Media:
Enamelled steel
Room:
Meier Building, Level 1, Room 6
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Private long-term loan
Copyright:
© The Estate of Sol Lewitt, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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