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    Barbara Krakow 1997.18

  • 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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Irregular Arcs from Four Sides (K. 1997.18)

Etching with aquatint in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 7 1/2 x 29 in. (19.1 x 73.7 cm)
S. 13 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. (34.3 x 87.6 cm)

Signed and numbered 'PP 2/3' in pencil (a printer's proof, the edition was 35 and there were also 8 artist's proofs), published by Edicions T, Barcelona, Spain, unframed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,930

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New York Auction 19-21 October 2021