Sol Lewitt’s Circle with Towers Acquired by the University of Texas at Austin


AUSTIN, TX.- The concrete block structure “Circle with Towers” by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) has been purchased by Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, from the Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York. “Circle with Towers” was originally commissioned by the Madison Square Park Conservancy and exhibited from June 1, 2005 to January 31, 2006 as part of Mad. Sq. Art, the free contemporary public art program in New York City’s historic Madison Square Park. The concrete block structure was one of two commissioned LeWitt works donated by the artist to the Conservancy for the sole purpose of generating sale proceeds to establish the Sol LeWitt Fund for Artists Work, a permanent endowment to support the creation and exhibition of public art in Madison Square Park. Beginning in 2011, exhibitions presented by Mad. Sq. Art will derive a portion of their funding from