Sol LeWitt - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 23, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Kornfeld S12; Tate Gallery S12

  • 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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Arcs from Corners and Sides (set of 2)

The complete set of two screenprints in colors, on Strathmore paper, with full margins,
both I. 13 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (35.2 x 35.2 cm)
both S. 14 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. (37.8 x 37.8 cm)

both signed and annotated `TP' in pencil (a trial proof, the edition was 50), published by Westfallischer Kunstverein, Münster, both in very good condition, both framed.

$3,500 - 4,500 

Sold for $5,000

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York