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    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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Five Geometric Figures in Five Colors: twenty prints (four colors)

1986
Twenty screenprints in red, yellow, blue and gray, on Holland's Register paper, with full margins,
all I. approx. 6 x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
all S. 10 x 10 in (25.4 x 25.4 cm);

signed and numbered `AP 2/4’ in pencil (artist's proofs, there were also 25 numbered prints grouped in various combinations), published by Bebert Pablo & Pandora van Dyck, Rotterdam, all in excellent condition, all unframed.

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $12,500

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York