Sol LeWitt - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1990.09, 1990.10 and 1991.14 plate #1

  • 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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Colors with Lines in Four Directions, Within a Black Border (Blue); Colors with Lines in Four Directions, Within a Black Border (Red); and Colors with Lines in Four Directions: one plate

1990 and 1991
Three screenprints in colors, on Somerset Textured paper, with full margins.
two I. 45 1/2 x 45 1/2 in. (115.6 x 115.6 cm)
two S. 47 3/4 x 47 3/4 in. (121.3 x 121.3 cm)
one I. 42 x 42 in. (106.7 x 106.7 cm)
one S. 46 3/4 x 46 3/4 in. (118.7 x 118.7 cm)

All signed and numbered TP 4/6, TP 4/5, TP 3/3 respectively in pencil (trial proofs, the editions were 100, 75, 30, and 15, 25, 8 artist's proofs respectively) blue published by Parasol Press, New York, red by Danielle Mitterand, Paris, France and green by Marilena Bonomo, Bari, Italy, all unframed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,250

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2016