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    Tate Gallery E28

  • 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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Forms Derived from a Cube: two plates

1982
Two aquatints with etching, on Somerset paper, with full margins,
I. 17 5/8 x 17 3/4 in. (44.8 x 45.1 cm);
S. 20 1/2 x 20 5/8 in. (52.1 x 52.4 cm)

both signed and numbered 6/25 in pencil, published by Multiples Inc., New York (with their blindstamp), both in very good condition, both framed.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $5,000

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York