Wall Drawing #1103
Perhaps the most famous artist in the Convention Center collection, Sol LeWitt died only a few years after Wall Drawing #1103 (2003) was completed. The artist never touched the piece. A pioneer of conceptual art, LeWitt was known for making instructions for pieces that would then be executed by others; his contribution, his artwork, in effect, is the outline. Ten Washington artists fulfilled his wishes for the colorful installation. The work’s full title is Wall Drawing #1103. Color vertical and horizontal broken bands—which gave the artists putting it together some leeway. However, more often than not, LeWitt’s instructions were quite specific. For another wall drawing at the National Gallery of Art (one of four in the DC area), the artist’s 1971 title spells everything out: Wall Drawing #65. Lines not short, not straight, crossing and touching, drawn at random, using four colors, uniformly dispersed with maximum density, covering the entire surface of the wall. Located on the Street Level on the L Street side of the building.