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    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1997.07

  • 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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Curvy Brushstrokes/Color

1997
Etching with aquatint in colors, on Somerset Textured paper, with full margins,
I. 29 3/4 x 39 5/8 in. (75.6 x 100.6 cm)
S. 40 1/4 x 50 in. (102.2 x 127 cm)

signed and numbered 10/15 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco (with their blindstamp), framed.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,250

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New York Auctions 21 April 2015