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Wall Drawing # 1268: Scribbles: Staircase (AKAG)

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Sol LeWitt

American, 1928-2007

Wall Drawing # 1268: Scribbles: Staircase (AKAG), conceived 2006 (executed 2010)

graphite on three walls

dimensions variable

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, 2007

2007:24a-c

Currently On View

More Details

Provenance

the artist;
October 30, 2007, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo;
first installed Summer 2010

Class

Drawings
Installations

Work Type

Drawing (visual work)
Installation (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

In 1969, Sol LeWitt created a groundbreaking work of art by drawing directly on the wall. This revolutionary gesture transformed a simple graphite line into something as heroic as the architecture on which it was inscribed. Since that time, thousands of LeWitt’s wall drawings have been executed in a vast array of materials, from the humble pencil to Crayola crayons. The artist’s work challenged some of the most fundamental beliefs about the necessity of the artist’s hand in the creation of a work of art. Instead, LeWitt emphasized the idea (which came in the form of written instructions) rather than the final outcome. 

Although Wall Drawing #1268: Scribbles: Staircase (AKAG) was installed following the artist’s death, plans for the work and its location within the museum were completed during his lifetime. Built up from thousands of graphite marks that cover more than 2,200 square feet of wall surface, this drawing was scribbled into existence over the course of nine weeks by a crew of sixteen people, who labored for seven hours a day for fifty-four days between the months of August and October 2010. Following LeWitt’s set of directives—Line, continuous gradation, and feel of steel—it took a total of 5,026 hours and 1,717 pencil leads to complete this project.

Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017

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