Sol LeWitt - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist as a gift

  • 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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Two Works: Untitled

Watercolor on paper.
15 x 11 1/4 in. (38.1 x 28.6 cm), and 14 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. (37.5 x 29.5 cm).
Each signed and dated "S. Lewitt 97" lower right.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $31,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York