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Wallpaper* Magazine Names Albright-Knox's Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing “Best Mural”

February 24, 2012

Albright-Knox Director Louis Grachos in front of Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #1268: Scribbles: Staircase (AKAG), conceived 2006; executed 2010. Photographer: Anthony Cotsifas; Producer: Michael Reynolds; Retoucher: Robert Willingham.

The Albright-Knox’s massive Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing—Wall Drawing #1268: Scribbles: Staircase (AKAG), conceived 2006; executed 2010—has been named “Best Mural” by the 2012 Wallpaper* Design Awards.

The Wall Drawing was built up from thousands of graphite scribbles that cover more than 2,200 square feet of wall surface in the main stairwell that connects the Gallery's two buildings. Working according to LeWitt’s instructions—Line, continuous gradation, and feel of steel—a crew of sixteen artists scribbled for a total of 5,026 hours between August and October 2010, using 1,717 pencil leads.

View the Wallpaper* article and check out additional photographs from the shoot, below. (Photographer: Anthony Cotsifas; Producer: Michael Reynolds; Retoucher: Robert Willingham; Writer: Paul McCann)

See how LeWitt's Wall Drawing was created on the Albright-Knox’s Tumblr page.

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