Sol LeWitt - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1982

  • Exhibited

    Brescia, Galleria Banco, Massimo Minini, Sol LeWitt, 1982

  • 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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Black and Gray Diagonal Bands in Three Directions with a Black Border

inscribed "134" lower left; signed and dated S. LEWITT 7/82" lower right
ink on paper
22 x 30 1/2 in. (55.9 x 77.5 cm)
Executed in 1982.

$40,000 - 60,000 

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New York
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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020