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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist, 1970

  • Exhibited

    Pasadena Art Museum, Sol LeWitt, November 17, 1970 - January 3, 1971

  • 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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Four-Part Drawing Using Three Colors in Each Part

1970
ink on paper
18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
Signed, titled and dated "Four part drawing using three colors in each part Sol LeWitt March 21, 1970" lower right.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $68,750

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