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Karen Schiff on Sol LeWitt

I would like to call these “non-pyramids.” First, they cannot exist in conventional three-dimensional space. (No wonder LeWitt called this series “Complex Forms”!) Second, they are not positive shapes: what might not be visible in this picture of this picture is that they are formed by filling in the negative space all around. Each “form” actually represents the absence of most of the colors that LeWitt uses to create the dark space.

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Linda Lynch on Sol LeWitt

Five simple components: red, yellow, blue, black, line.
One simple instruction: horizontal brushstrokes not straight.

Within a set of specified components resides the source of all colors and the first element of drawing.

A specified instruction results in a single type of action.

But what is the impulse to make the drawing?

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