Sol LeWitt - Unbound: Online Auction New York Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    deCordova Museum Benefit Gala & Auction, Lincoln, October 17, 2009
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Andrew Witkin, ed., Sol LeWitt Prints Catalogue Raisonné 1947 - 2006, Boston, no. 1990.03, online (another example illustrated)

  • 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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Complex Forms: Plate 4

signed and numbered "Lewitt 6/15" lower right
screenprint in colors, on Arches Cover paper
image 13 x 55 in. (33 x 139.7 cm.)
sheet 17 x 59 1/8 in. (43.2 x 150.2 cm.)

Executed in 1990, this work is number 6 from an edition of 15 plus 1 printer's proof, co-published by Annemarie Verna and Brooke Alexander, Zürich and New York.

$1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for $3,250

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Unbound: Online Auction

Bidding Closes 18 April 2019