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  • Provenance

    Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
    Alan Swerdloff, New York (acquired from the above in January 2001)
    Sotheby's, New York, September 12, 2007, lot 413A
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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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signed and dated "S. Lewitt 1997" lower right
gouache on paper
14 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (37.5 x 28.6 cm.)
Executed in 1997.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

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New York Auction 24 September 2019