Sol LeWitt - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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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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A sphere lit from the top, four sides, and all their combinations

Digital photagraph, on Hahnemühle paper, with full margins,
I. 19 x 34 in. (48.3 x 86.4 cm);
S. 24 1/8 x 36 in. (61.3 x 91.4 cm)

signed, dated '04' and numbered 10/19 in pencil (there were also 6 artist's proofs), published by Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, in excellent condition, unframed.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $4,375

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York