Artist Sol LeWitt, American, 1928-2007
Publisher Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canadian
  • Using a Black, Hard Crayon, Draw Four Contiguous Ten Inch Squares, Forming One Twenty Inch Square, Divided into Quarters.
Date 1971
Medium lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Image: 20 × 20 inches (50.8 × 50.8 cm)
Sheet: 28 1/8 × 28 inches (71.4 × 71.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund and National Endowment for the Arts Matching Museum Purchase Grant
Accession Number F76.18.2
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in pencil lower right: LeWitt
Marks Drystamp, lower right corner: [printer's drystamp]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, lower left: 6/25
Inscribed, printed in sepia, lower center of sheet: Using a black, hard crayon, draw four contiguous ten inch squares, forming one twenty inch square, divided into quarters. Within the first square (upper left) draw one line, one inch long. Within the second square (upper right) draw ten lines, each one inch long. Within the third square | (lower left) draw one hundred lines, each one inch long. Within the fourth square (lower right) draw one thousand lines, each one inch long. All lines should be drawn at random, and straight.
Inscribed, below drystamp, verso: NS 146
1976-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
American Prints 1960-1985. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1986, pp. 223-224.