Sol LeWitt - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1996.20

  • 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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Seven Pointed Stars (K. 1996.20)

The complete set of 36 embossments in colors, on Handmade Twinrocker paper, the full sheets.
all approx. S. 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (21.6 x 21.6 cm)
overall approx. 53 3/4 x 53 3/4 in. (136.5 x 136.5 cm)

Signed and numbered 3/15 in pencil on the reverse of the 36th panel, co-published by the artist and Two Palms, New York, all framed together in the artist's specified frame.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $17,780

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023