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    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1975.06

  • 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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The Location of Lines (K. 1975.06)

1975
The complete set of five etchings, on Rives BFK paper, the full sheets, with justification and all contained in the original black cloth-covered portfolio.
all S. 17 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (45.4 x 45.4 cm)
All signed and numbered 10/25 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York.

Estimate
$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $12,600

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021