LA Times’s Culture Monster blog loves Sol LeWitt and his final show at Mass MOCA. Christopher Knight also loves the nearby federal office building where one of LeWitt’s final works was installed just before his death. The video above details the work:
While LeWitt was working on the Mass MOCA show, he was also preparing one of his last wall drawings for his final public project — a mammoth black-and-white work for a new federal office building and courthouse in Springfield, roughly midway between North Adams and the artist’s home in Chester, Conn. Running the full length of a curved, 300-foot corridor outside the third-floor courtrooms, it’s the largest LeWitt I’ve seen. I walked the length of it for the video posted above.
“Wall Drawing No. 1259: Loopy Doopy (Springfield)” is a gem. In the last decade or so of his life, LeWitt made a number of drawings by taping together two pencils and rolling them through his fingers and twisting his wrist as he moved across the page. That became the template for the mural.
Sol LeWitt’s Final Public Wall Drawing (Culture Monster/LA Times)