Sol LeWitt - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Parasol Press, LTD, New York
    B.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Inc., Washington, D.C.
    Virginia Gomprecht (acquired from the above in 1988)
    Galere, West Palm Beach (acquired from the above in 2017)
    Private Collection, Cleveland (acquired from the above in 2018)

  • Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., B.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Inc., Sol LeWitt: Installation and Sculpture, October 15 - November 16, 1988
    Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Collects: Painting & Sculpture Since 1960, May 27 - July 22, 1990

  • Catalogue Essay

    “In my case, I used the elements of these simple forms - square, cube, line and color - to produce logical systems. Most of these systems were finite; that is, they were complete using all possible variations. This kept them simple.” - Sol LeWitt

  • 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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Folding Screen: B-7 Asymmetrical Pyramid

ink wash on panel, in 5 parts, double sided
each 72 x 30 in. (182.9 x 76.2 cm.)
overall 72 x 150 in. (182.9 x 381 cm.)

Executed in 1987-1988.

$120,000 - 180,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018