Courtesy: Landmarks Staff

Circle with Towers

Austin, Texas

Sol LeWitt (http://www.pacegallery.com/artists/261/sol-lewitt)

Speedway entrance to The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex & Dell Computer Science Hall, 2317 Speedway, Austin, Texas, 78712
Owner:  Landmarks, the University of Texas at Austin (http://landmarks.utexas.edu)
Date:  2005
Placement:  universities and colleges
Collection:  University of Texas, Austin | Landmarks
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  concrete
Description:  In 2011 Landmarks acquired Circle with Towers, one of Sol LeWitt’s last concrete block works. Considered a pioneer of minimal and conceptual art, LeWitt is notable for a reliance on basic colors and shapes in his work. He famously proposed that the idea for a work of art is more important than its execution, and he often outlined instructions that allowed his works to be produced by others. Over a period of a few months in 2012, Landmarks worked with an expert from the LeWitt estate and a team of local masons to construct the piece, which had been exhibited in 2005 by the Madison Square Park Conservancy. Located just east of Speedway outside the main entrance to the Gates Dell Complex, Circle with Towers can be enjoyed not only as an abstract art form, but also as a social gathering place. Echoing the form of the nearby iconic UT Tower, Circle with Towers emphasizes the basic elements of architecture.
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