Sol LeWitt - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | Phillips

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    • Provenance

      Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
      Donna and Howard Stone, Chicago
      Private Collection, Chicago
      Private Collection (gifted by the above)
      Sotheby's, New York, March 2, 2018, lot 38
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Chicago, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Sol Lewitt: New Wall Drawings and Gouaches, December 12, 2003–January 24, 2004
      Art Institute of Chicago, Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection, June 25–September 19, 2010, pp. 88, 89, 146 (installation diagram illustrated, pp. 89, 146)

    • 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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Wall Drawing #1111 Circle with broken bands of color

acrylic wall installation
diameter 96 in. (243.8 cm)
Executed in 2003, this work is accompanied by a diagram and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Image courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Full Cataloguing

$150,000 - 200,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2023