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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Switzerland
    Christie's, London, October 27, 1994, lot 241
    Private Collection, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2017

  • 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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Vertical Lines Not Straight Not Touching

signed, titled and dated "S. LeWitt 1990 VERTICAL LINES NOT STRAIGHT NOT TOUCHING" lower right
gouache, ink and graphite on paper
22 1/2 x 29 7/8 in. (57.2 x 75.9 cm)
Executed in 1990.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $16,380

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art [email protected]

New Now

New York Auction 3 March 2021