Sol LeWitt - Editions New York Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | 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 of One Inch, Four Directions, Four Colors (set of 16)

The complete set of sixteen lithographs in colors, on Magnani paper, with full margins,
23 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (60.6 x 60.6 cm)
all signed and numbered `AP 8/10' in pencil (the edition was 50), published by Landfall Press, Chicago (with their inkstamp on the reverse), very slight wear in the corners, otherwise all in very good condition, contained in original card box with title and artist's name printed on the sides.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $20,000


8 June 2010
New York