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.
Artist Sol LeWitt, American, 1928-2007
Title
  • Modular Open Cube Pieces (9 x 9 x 9) Floor/Corner 2 (Corner Piece)
Date 1976
Medium Wood and paint
Dimensions Overall: 43 1/2 × 43 1/2 × 43 1/2 inches (110.5 × 110.5 × 110.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund and National Endowment for the Arts Matching Museum Purchase Grant
Accession Number 76.83
Department Contemporary Art after 1950
Not On View
1976-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 56, no. 1 (1977): 63, fig. 36.