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    Barbara Krakow 1994.05

  • 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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Brushstrokes in All Directions (K. 1994.05)

1994
Screenprint in colors, on Folio White paper, with full margins.
I. 16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)
S. 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Signed and numbered 69/500 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by Film Forum, New York, framed.

Estimate
$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $3,528

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022