Wall Drawings: Seventeen Squares of Eight Feet with Sixteen Lines and One Arc

Sol LeWitt


Portland: Portland Center for the Visual Arts, 1973. Side-stapled softcover, 20pp., 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Very Good. Minor, almost unnoticeable surface wear and some age toning to wraps, particularly along the edges. 

Scarce early artist's book from Sol LeWitt, published to coincide with an exhibition held from September 16th to October 14th, 1973 at the Portland Center for the Visual Arts. Includes black-and-white reproductions of hand-written notes and sketches for LeWitt's wall drawings. In 1968, LeWitt began to conceive sets of guidelines or simple diagrams for his two-dimensional works drawn directly on the wall, executed first in graphite, then in crayon, later in colored pencil and finally in chromatically rich washes of India ink, bright acrylic paint, and other materials.