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Exhibition March 22 − May 25, 2019

Saul Levitt. Wall drawings

In the Perrotin Gallery in Shanghai, Sola Levitt’s personal exhibition is heldWall drawings". The conceptual artist is known for his large geometric compositions, which are found in museums and collectors' homes around the world. With his “Drawings on the Walls”, the author put forward a radical view on artistic creativity: artists should only submit an idea for the work, but they do not need to create it themselves.

Saul Levitt was born in 1928 in the city of Hartford (USA) into a family of Jewish immigrants from Russia. He studied art history at Syracuse University, after which he traveled around Europe. He participated in the Korean War: he served first in California, then in Japan and Korea. He moved to New York in the 1950s, where he studied at the School of Visual Arts, while working in a magazine. Later served as a designer with the architect Pey. Since 1960, he worked at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). He took part in projects of conceptual art and land art. He died in 2007 in New York.