Artist Sol LeWitt, American, 1928-2007
Publisher Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canadian
  • Using a Black, Hard Crayon Draw a Twenty Inch Square.
Date 1971
Medium lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Image: 20 × 20 inches (50.8 × 50.8 cm)
Sheet: 28 × 28 inches (71.1 × 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 F76.18.4
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in pencil lower right: LeWitt
Marks Drystamp, lower right corner: [printer's drystamp]
Inscriptions Inscribed, printed in sepia, lower center of sheet: Using a black, hard crayon draw a twenty inch square. Divide this square into one inch squares. Within each one inch square, draw nothing, or draw a diagonal straight line from corner to corner, or two crossing straight lines diagonally from corner to corner.
Inscribed, in pencil below drystamp, verso: NS 147
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, p. 223.