Sol LeWitt

Five Modular Structures (Sequential Permutations on the Number Five)

About this artwork

Many of LeWitt's works explore the variations possible within the basic structure of a cube. In this work, each of the five structures occupies the same ground plan. They rise in single steps to a height of five units; the fifth structure is uniformly five units tall. The permutations are simple, clear and logical, and the viewer is invited to follow the mental process and imagine other variations or orders. The apparently straightforward structure of a cube can thus engage the viewer in very close attention and provoke imaginative responses.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Sol LeWittAmerican (1928 - 2007)
  • title:
    Five Modular Structures (Sequential Permutations on the Number Five)
  • date created:
    1972
  • materials:
    White enamel paint on wood
  • measurements:
    62.00 x 98.00 x 62.00 cm (each structure size)
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  • credit line:
    Purchased 1974
  • accession number:
    GMA 1308
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  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt