Sol LeWitt - Evening & Day Editions New York Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 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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Cube Without a Cube

Wooden maquette painted white,
8 x 8 x 8 in (20.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm);
box: 9 x 9 x 9 in (22.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)

signed and numbered 29/42 in pencil, published by Gracie Mansion/Fred Dorfman Projects, New York, occasional scuffing and soiling (particularly at joints), otherwise in very good condition, contained in original custom box with printing on the lid (minor soiling in places).

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $17,500

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York