Sol LeWitt - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Vivian Horan Fine Art, Minimalism: On and Off Paper, September 28 - November 17, 2006

  • 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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Horizontal Lines Not Straight Not Touching

Graphite on paper. 
7 1/4 x 11 1/8 in. (18.4 x 28.3 cm).
Signed, titled and dated "S. Lewitt 1990 Horizontal Lines Not Straight Not Touching" along the lower edge. 

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $7,500

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York