Fashion Meets Art at Met’s Sol Lewitt Installation


Sol Lewitt, “Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions”. At right: Marc Jacobs

New York–Want to create the most eye-catching Instagram post of the year? Just slip into some graphic black-and-white Op Art outfits (like Marc Jacobs, above), head on over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and park yourself in front of Sol Lewitt’s giant site-specific wall installation.

Click  and post away.

“Wall Drawing #370” features 10 geometric shapes that reverberate inside vertical and horizontal lines, and one can’t help but imagine themselves strutting down a Marc Jacobs runway in vertical horizontal and swirled black-and-white stripes. While Lewitt created the work in 1982, a  team of five drafters worked together for four weeks to recreate it at the Met.

Whether you’re into monochromatic works like this one or bold patterns in a rainbow of colors, you can take your pick. The Met’s pick is actually part of a variety of Sol Lewitt wall drawings that are on view around the country at various museums like the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Dia: Beacon.

But don’t wait forever to see this one at the Met. The whole thing will be painted over on September 7, 2015.


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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.