Sol LeWitt - Phillips x Artsy: Wrapped/Unwrapped New York Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Phillips
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    Barbara Krakow 1973.02

  • 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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Circles, from The New York Collection for Stockholm

Lithograph, on wove paper, the full sheet, contained in the original paper folio.
Sheet 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (22.5 x 22.5 cm)
Signed, and numbered 19/300 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by Experiments in Art and Technology, Inc., New York, unframed.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $750

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Phillips x Artsy: Wrapped/Unwrapped

Online Auction 29 November - 14 December 2017