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DOCUMENTA 7: CONTINUED

This is the second section of Artforum’s coverage of the Documenta 7 exhibition, in which the work of some of the individual artists in the show is discussed. (See Artforum, September 1982, for a review of Documenta’s curatorial approach.) In the November issue, the Venice Biennale will be covered.

SOL LEWITT

Sol LeWitt seems to be in a period of productive splendor, a period that was trumpeted here by last fall’s high-reverb, triumphant cubes. LeWitt’s site-specific wall drawing for an alcove at Documenta 7 seemed nearly reckless, so thorough was its involvement with the architecture, even that of these less than perfect, truncated walls. The piece, titled Black and Gray Three-Inch-Wide Bands in Four Directions, was made up of straight and diagonal stripes of alternating gray and black, and its impact was textural—almost like gesso. These were stripes out of nature, not off the drawing

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