Support the reinstallation of Sol LeWitt’s artwork!
Since 1994, the Château d’Oiron has exhibited Wall Drawings #752, a work by the American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt. Designed specifically for the Château d’Oiron, these complex and repetitive geometric figures form one of the masterpieces of the monument’s contemporary art collection.
Because of the essential restoration work that the endangered structure now requires, Wall Drawings #752 must be completely removed, and will be reconstructed according to the artist’s instructions.
Wall Drawings #752, in perfect condition, after its installation in 1994.
Wall Drawings #752 being installed in 1994.
Sol LeWitt’s work is like a musical score: he draws up instructions and diagrams, enabling others to produce the wall drawings themselves. For Lewitt, the conceptual process is more important than the work created, thus every collection of instructions is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, enabling the works to be installed, disassembled and reassembled as many times as required.
The provisional budget for the operation is €80,000 including taxes.
Help us to have the work, Wall Drawings #752, reinstalled to see the artist’s original intention and be among the first guests to come and admire the recreated work.
However much you donate, you can, if you wish, have your name [or the name of the person of your choice] listed on the donors page of the website.
> For all donations above €50, you will also receive 1 free entry ticket to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux.
> For all donations above €100, you will also receive 2 free entry tickets to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux.
> For all donations above €300, you will be invited, with the person of your choice, to the inauguration of the recreated artwork, in the presence of the monument Administrator.
The first 50 donors will receive a Heritage Guide !
> For all donations above €600
You will also be invited, with the person of your choice, by the Administrator for a private tour.
> For all donations above €1,000
You will become a member of the Centre des monuments nationaux sponsors club and will be invited for one year, with the person of your choice, to our unique events all over France (Invitations to Monuments en mouvement, Monuments en musique, exhibition previews, etc.).
*Our invitations do not include transport and accommodation.