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Invited by IMMA’s founding Director Declan McGonagle, in 1994 Sol LeWitt proposed a series of wall drawings for the Baroque Chapel in the North Range. They were to be painted directly onto the wall above the oak paneling where the vibrant colours would echo the stained glass windows. As permanent interventions in the fabric of the building were not permitted, the proposal was not realized.

MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensions 15 x 100 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.803
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Sol LeWitt, Proposal, 1994, Watercolour on paper, 15 x 100 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1992

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Sol LeWitt 1928–2007

A founding figure of both Minimal and Conceptual art, Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, Conneticut. LeWitt attended Syracuse University then served in the United States Army in Korea and Japan. He moved to New York in 1953 where he took classes at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School and worked as a draughtsman. LeWitt participated in several significant group exhibitions of Minimalist and Conceptual art in the late 1960s and 1970s. ‘Sol LeWitt: New Wall Drawings’ was shown at IMMA in 2001.

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