Sol LeWitt created his first Wall Drawing for a 1968 exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and he continued to make them throughout his career. Wishing to construct a purely two-dimensional work, he conceived of Wall Drawing #89 as potentially covering any white wall in colors associated with the four-color printing process (red, yellow, blue, and black). Though laid down according to an exact formula, the work is mutable, allowing for the random variation of specific elements; each time it is installed, the overall size of the grid may vary, as well as the patterns and colors of the lines that the grid contains.
Sol LeWitt (b. 1928, Hartford, Connecticut; d. 2007, New York)
Wall Drawing #89, 1971
A six-inch grid covering the wall; within each square, non-straight lines in four directions: vertical black lines; horizontal yellow lines; diagonal right red lines; and diagonal left blue lines; as many lines as desired, but at least one line in each square
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Gift of Kourosh Larizadeh