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Wall Drawing #73: Lines, not straight, not touching, drawn at random, uniformly dispersed with maximum density, covering the entire surface of the wall.

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #73: Lines, not straight, not touching, drawn at random, uniformly dispersed with maximum density, covering the entire surface of the wall. Black pencil. First drawn by: Sol LeWitt. First installation: Lucy R. Lippard residence, New York, March 1971. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Lucy R. Lippard, 1999 (1999.15.331) © Sol LeWitt Estate

Wall Drawing #73: Lines, not straight, not touching, drawn at random, uniformly dispersed with maximum density, covering the entire surface of the wall.

Artist: Sol LeWitt (American, 1928 - 2007)
Date: March 1971
Medium: black pencil on white wall
Dimensions:
216 x 319 in. (548.6 x 810.3 cm)
Classification: Installation
Credit Line: Gift of Lucy R. Lippard, 1999
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 1999.15.331
Description
In the 1960s, artists began to experiment with artworks that gave priority to the idea, or concept, for an artwork over the production of an object. In 1967, in a few short paragraphs published in Artforum magazine, LeWitt named this new art form conceptual art and defined some of its characteristics. In the conceptual art model the visual artist’s work becomes like those of the architect or composer, completed with an idea that can be produced or performed by others. This installation of Wall Drawing #73 was drafted by artists Roland Lusk and Susan York. The directions for Wall Drawing #73 are, “Lines straight, not touching, drawn at random, uniformly dispersed with maximum density, covering the wall.”
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: 7/22/2000-10/22/2000: "Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective", Museum of Contemporary Art 2/18/2000-5/30/2000: "Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art