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    Barbara Krakow 2002.02

  • Artist Bio

    Sol LeWitt

    American • 1928 - 2007

    Connected to the Conceptual and Minimalist art movements of the 1960s and '70s, the artist and theorist Sol LeWitt was a pivotal figure in driving 'idea' art into the mainstream art discourse. Redefining what constituted a work of art and its genesis, LeWitt explored these ideas through wall drawings, paintings, sculptures, works on paper and prints.




    Using a prescription to direct the creation of a work, the artist's hand subordinated to the artist's thoughts, in direct contrast to the Abstract Expressionist movement earlier in the century. Actions, forms and adjectives were broken down into terms, serially repeated and reconfigured: grids, lines, shapes, color, directions and starting points are several examples. These directives and constructs fueled an influential career of vast variety, subtlety and progression.

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2002
The complete set of six linocuts in colors, on Somerset Satin paper, with full margins.
all I. diameter 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm)
all S. 27 x 27 in. (68.6 x 68.6 cm)

All signed and numbered 12/100 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Parasol Press Ltd., New York, all framed.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $10,000

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 April 2018