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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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Five Geometric Figures in Five Colors (Red), from Protect Me From What I Want portfolio

1985
The complete set of five screenprints in red, on Hollands Register paper, with full margins,
all I. 6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm);
all S. 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)

all signed and numbered 1/2 in pencil (a trial proof in red, the total edition was 200, 40 in each of five colors), published by Bebert, Rotterdam, all in very good condition, all framed.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,625

Editions

8 June 2011 New York