At Mondrian Hotel, Sol LeWitt Documents the East Village of Yesteryear

NEW YORK—On Lafayette Street, the Mondrian Hotel in Soho features a facade of images titled “On the Walls of the Lower East Side.” The series of photographs by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was created in 1979 and documents murals, graffiti and other creative scrawlings on the walls of the East Village.

LeWitt’s work is represented in major museums and public spaces around the world, and exhibited throughout New York. The grid pattern of the Soho installation echoes the geometric formations of many of his other public art projects including sculptures and this tile work.

The installation was unveiled in November 2011.

Photos by Arts Observer

The original project included 666 photographs and 120 of them are on display.

The installation is a collaboration among the Mondrian Hotel, Paula Cooper Gallery and the LeWitt Foundation.

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