Sol LeWitt - Evening Editions New York Thursday, April 21, 2011 | Phillips
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    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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Lines in Two Directions and In Five Colors on Five Colors with All Their Combinations

The complete set of seventy-five screenprints, on Arches 88 paper, with full margins,
all I. 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm);
all S. 22 x 22 in. (55.9 x 55.9 cm)

all signed and numbered 10/10 in pencil (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by Multiples, Inc., New York, all in very good condition, all framed.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $86,500

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York