Modular Open Cube Pieces (9 x 9 x 9) Floor/Corner 2 (Corner Piece), 1976

  • Sol LeWitt, American, 1928-2007

Wood and paint

  • Framed: Overall: 43 1/2 × 43 1/2 × 43 1/2 inches (110.5 × 110.5 × 110.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund and National Endowment for the Arts Matching Museum Purchase Grant

76.83

Department

Contemporary Art after 1950

  • Symmetry
  • Abstraction
  • Cubes
  • Corner
  • White (color)
  • Conceptual
  • Minimal
  • Geometry
  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Sculpture
  • Modular
  • Grid (layout feature)

Sol LeWitt utilized his interest in geometry and spatial relations to construct sculptures based on a grid form. Employing mathematical concepts, he joined open, identical cubes together to form proportionately larger units where the outline of the cubes suggests the completed volumes. The purity of the whole is reinforced by the monochrome white surface and the repetition of the simple, cubic forms.

Provenance

1976-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Bulletin of the DIA 56, no. 1 (1977): 63, fig. 36.

Rights Status

© 2005 Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Sol LeWitt, Modular Open Cube Pieces (9 x 9 x 9) Floor/Corner 2 (Corner Piece), 1976, wood and paint. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund and National Endowment for the Arts Matching Museum Purchase Grant, 76.83.