Wall Drawing #599 by American artist Sol LeWitt is now on view in the 36-foot-tall light well of the JCC's lobby entrance. We invite you to come see this amazing artwork in person, and learn more about the artist and upcoming exhibit here online.
Visible from Amsterdam Avenue through the building's front window, JCC members, visitors, and passersby are all invited to become a part of the artwork, its beauty, and its dialogue with the world. The JCC is grateful to The LeWitt Estate, which has provided Wall Drawing #599: Circles 18" (45 cm) wide, from the center of the wall, with alternating white, yellow; white, red; and white, blue bands to us on long-term loan.
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) is known worldwide for revolutionizing how art is perceived and appreciated in the post-war era. LeWitt explored combinations of geometric shapes, primary colors, and scale to engage people and challenged long-held ideas by painting directly on the walls. Committed to getting art beyond museums and galleries, Sol LeWitt has filled this city and the world with color, shape, and pattern. Some recognizable works nearby are his Whirls and Twirls in the Columbus Circle subway station and Broken Bands of Color behind the visitor's desk at the Museum of Modern Art.
Sol LeWitt: Shaping Ideas
On View August 15-November 12
In conjunction with the installation of Wall Drawing #599, the JCC will present Sol LeWitt: shaping Ideas, an exhibition in The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery from August 15 through November 12, 2013. A consideration of LeWitt's deep understanding of surface and depth, color and form, Sol LeWitt: Shaping Ideas includes drawings, prints, posters, photos, videos, and an interactive map to put the JCC's Wall Drawing in context.
- Read about the project in The New York Times
- Read interviews with project leaders in The Huffington Post
- Read the DNAinfo article on the massive mural
- Read The Jewish Week feature story
- Watch the NY1 Your Weekend Starts Now segment
- Learn more about public art around the world from cultureNOW
- Visit the Paula Cooper Gallery for more information on Sol LeWitt
- Visit the Barbara Krakow Gallery to see more works by Sol LeWitt
- Download the Shaping Ideas exhibition press release
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