June 14, 2007 - Bonnefantenmuseum - Sol LeWitt
June 14, 2007

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt
Galleries 5 & Cupola
16 June – through 2007

Avenue Céramique 250,
Postbus 1735, NL-6201 BS Maastricht
Tel. +31 (0) 43 32 90 110
fax +31 (0) 43 32 90 199



Sol LeWitt (1928 Hartford (Conn.) – 2007 New York), the man of few words but oh so many visual ideas, died on Easter Sunday 2007. He embodied one of the most versatile artists of the twentieth century and many generations of artists will be able to fall back on him. Until the end of this year, in Galleries 5, the Bonnefantenmuseum will be showing works from the collection, including the recently acquired Wall Drawing #1239 Scribbles. In the Cupola of the museum, Wall drawing #801: Spiral, 1996 by Sol LeWitt will be exhibited alongside Prometeo, 1986 1987 by the Italian artist Luciano Fabro. The extensive collection of Sol LeWitts work means that the museum will be continually calling attention to it.

In 1993, the Bonnefantenmuseum first acquired a work by the American artist Sol LeWitt, one of the artists behind the dominant post-war art movements minimal art and conceptual art. Nowadays, the museum prides itself on an extensive collection of his work that is also representative of the main media in which he excels; sculpture, monumental wall drawings and gouaches. The close bond of friendship between the artist and the museum led to a large part of the total of 21 works of art being donated to the museum. The latest donation is the precise wall drawing Scribbles, which was specially conceived for the museum this year.

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