Sol LeWitt - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
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    Barbara Krakow Gallery 2003.04

  • 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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Open Cube in Color on Color (K. 2003.04)

The complete set of 30 linocuts in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins, the sheets loose (as issued), with colophon, all contained in the original black linen-covered portfolio with embossed artist's name and title.
all I. 11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm)
all S. 14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 cm)
portfolio 15 3/8 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (39.1 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm)

Signed and numbered 'XXIV/XXX' in pencil on the colophon (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Arte y Naturaleza, Madrid.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $35,560

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023