Sol LeWitt - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 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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The full set of four mouth-blown, hand engraved crystal tumblers.
all 5 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (12.7 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)
Signed and numbered 215/250 in ink on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity, also one tumbler with engraved signature and dated '2002', another numbered 216/250 on the underside (there were also 15 artist's examples), co-published by Parasol Press Ltd., New York and Bernard Jacobsen Gallery, London.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $1,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2016