Sol LeWitt - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gifted by the artist to the present owner in 1994

  • 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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Horizontal Brushstrokes

signed and dated “Lewitt 94” lower right
gouache on paper
7 1/4 x 15 in. (18.4 x 38.1 cm)
Executed in 1994.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $22,680

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022