My favorite little museum in Athens has just announced an extension of the Sol Lewitt, Line & Color exhibit they’ve been hosting since the fall.

The Sol Lewitt exhibit is now running until March 18, 2012.

All the works, which were donated by the artist himself, are on loan from the New Britain Museum of American Art (Connecticut, USA). The exhibition is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Athens.

The exhibition comprises 115 works by Sol LeWitt,  mainly prints (such as lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts), but his first oil painting as well as gouache, monotypes, and photographs are also included. The artist’s works are known for their geometric shapes and rich colors.

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was born in Connecticut, USA and majored in art at Syracuse University (New York, USA). After serving in the US army during the Korean War, he moved to New York where he studied at the School of Visual Arts and worked at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), both in the bookshop and as a night receptionist. He became known in the late 1960s for his wall drawings and his sculptures or “structures” as he called them, but he also created a large number of works in other media, such as drawing, painting, printing, and photography. At first his work was associated with Minimalism, but was later related so closely to Conceptual art that he is considered by many to be the father of this movement. In 1967, he wrote “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” in which he states that the idea, or concept, of a work is of greater importance that the physical form through which the artist conveys his idea. It is also believed that Sol LeWitt was the first to mention the term Conceptual art when he wrote: “I will refer to the kind of art I create as conceptual art.”Sol LeWitt’s work was the subject of a great number of exhibitions, both during his lifetime and after his death. His works are in the permanent collections of many major museums all over the world and are also installed in public parks and buildings.

 

Herakleidon
Experience in Visual Arts

Herakleidon 16, Thissio
118 51 Athens, Greece
(Metro station: Thissio)

T: +30 210 34 61 981
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Museum Hours
Friday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Museum Admission
 General admission: 6€
 Students & over 65: 4€
 Children up to 12: Free
 Groups: Upon appointment