Wall Drawing 815: Thirty points connected to one another
Sol LeWitt
Apr 18 - May 23, 2009

As part of the solo exhibition String and Thread by Kazuko Miyamoto, EXILE is very honored to present Wall Drawing 815 by artist Sol LeWitt. This particular Wall Drawing was originally created by LeWitt in 1997 and has not been executed since its original drawing:

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing 815: Thirty points connected to one another
Common 2” nails, cotton masonline
First drawn by: Anders Hagman, Barbara O’brien and Rose Olson
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, USA, March, 1997

For a long time, Kazuko Miyamoto and Sol LeWitt had their studio in the same building at 118 Hester Street, New York where they originally met in 1968. Since then they have shared a great personal friendship and artistic affinity.

In honor of LeWitt’s recent passing, Miyamoto will reconstruct Wall Drawing 815 as part of her first solo exhibition at EXILE. As she has collaborated with and worked for LeWitt for many past decades Miyamoto holds an exceptionally deep and complex knowledge of the LeWitt’s work and method.

Wall Drawing 815 was originally shown at Miyamoto’s own artist-run space called Gallery OneTwentyEight, though with white string on black wall. This version of the Wall Drawing was though never certified by LeWitt during his life time. Miyamoto has chosen Wall Drawing 815 as it is the only Wall Drawing by LeWitt that only consists of string and nails; materials that are particularly relevant to her artistic process.

Now, the second rendering of Wall Drawing 815 is on view at Exile as part of Miyamoto’s exhibition until May 23, 2009:

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing 815: Thirty points connected to one another
Nails, cotton Masonline, 540 x 300 x 4cm
Second drawn by Kazuko and Eizan Miyamoto, EXILE, April 2009

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