Sol LeWitt - New Now New York Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Christie's, New York, September 9, 2008, lot 104 [misidentified as Untitled, 2000]
    Obelisk Gallery, Boston
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Property from an Important East Coast Collection


Wavy Vertical Brushstrokes

signed and dated "LeWitt 94" lower right
gouache on paper
22 3/8 x 15 in. (56.8 x 38.1 cm.)
Executed in 1994.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $32,500

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New York Auction 27 February 2019