Sol LeWitt - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Phillips

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  • 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 Wavy Lines

Aquatint in colors, on two sheets of Japanese paper, with full margins (printed to one side of each),
I. 20 x 94 in. (50.8 x 238.8 cm)
S. 32 x 103 in. (81.3 x 261.6 cm)

signed and numbered 7/36 in pencil (there were also 8 artist's proofs), published by One Great Jones, New York, a very faint thinned spot in the right panel at bottom right, very pale mottled staining in the top right margin, otherwise in very good condition, shrink-wrapped.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $15,625

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York