Sol LeWitt and enlivening artworks posthumously

A new exhibition enlivens the ephemeral work of Sol LeWitt, drawing new connections for new audiences.

Last week, an installation team at the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) started on the recreation of Wall drawing #955: loopy doopy (red and purple), an ephemeral artwork by the late American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt.

An epic 30 metres in length and nearly 10 metres high, it is the first time the wall painting will be shown in Australia, and the only time it’s been seen since the work was last presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2000.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina