Sol LeWitt - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Gift of the artist, to benefit Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective, 2000, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

  • Literature

    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1999.26

  • 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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Black Loops and Curves (K. 1999.26)

Etching and aquatint, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm)
S. 15 x 13 in. (38.1 x 33 cm)

Signed, dedicated 'for Brenda Richardson' and numbered 1/45 in pencil, published by the artist and printed by Crown Point Press, San Francisco (with their blindstamp), framed.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $3,024

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022