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Unveiling of Major Artwork on October 14, 2010

October 11, 2010

What:
Special media preview of renowned artist Sol LeWitt’s completed, monumental wall drawing at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Who:
Louis Grachos, Director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

When:
Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 2 pm

Where:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

Background:
Installation of the largest commissioned scribble drawing by American artist Sol LeWitt, a pioneer in the development of Minimalism and Conceptual art in the 1960s and 1970s, has been taking place over the Summer.

The monumental work is now complete and will remain on view indefinitely. The completed drawing is more than 2,200 square feet. Sixteen artists have been working seven hours a day for fifty-two days to realize the work.

The idea for the work is based on a complex matrix of graphite scribbles built up to suggest tubular shapes that modulate in horizontal and vertical directions, vacillating between vectors of black and white. Conceptually simple, yet enormously complicated and time-consuming to execute, the final drawing combines modernist industrial references with a somber and romantic vision.

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