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  • Provenance

    Senior and Shopmaker, New York

  • Exhibited

    Beverly Hills, Sol LeWitt: The 90's, Karl Hutter Fine Art, 11 November- 18 December 2010

  • Artist Biography

    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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97

Untitled (Purple and Black)

1999
gouache on paper
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (24.1 x 24.1 cm)
Signed and dated "S. LeWitt 99" lower right.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,750

Under the Influence

8 March 2012
New York