Sol LeWitt - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owners in 2004

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, January 2002 (first installation)
    Palm Beach, Whitespace – The Mordes Collection, 2005

  • Literature

    Lindsay Aveilhé, ed., Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 2018 – ongoing, online (illustrated)

  • 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 a Distinguished Florida Collection


Wall Drawing #1023: Isometric form

red, yellow, blue, and black pencil
dimensions variable
Executed in 2002, this work is accompanied by a diagram and certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

The present work was first drawn by Jamison Carter and Anthony Sansotta and first installed at Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles in January 2002.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $151,200

Contact Specialist

Annie Dolan
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
+1 212 940 1288

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022