Sol LeWitt - Evening & Day Editions New York Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Tate Gallery L 7; Barbara Krakow Gallery 1971.17

  • 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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Lines of One Inch, Four Directions, Four Colors

The complete set of 16 lithographs in colors, on Magnani paper, with full margins,
all I. 14 x 14 in (35.6 x 35.6 cm);
all S. 23 x 23 in (58.4 x 58.4 cm)

all signed and numbered 48/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Landfall Press, Chicago, occasional minor soiling in places, one with a crease at right sheet edge, otherwise all in very good condition, all framed.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York