Sol LeWitt - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galleria Per mari e monti, Civitanova Marche

  • Exhibited

    Civitanova Marche, Galleria Per mari e monti, Sol Lewitt, 2006

  • Literature

    Civitanova Marche, Galleria Per mari e monti, Sol Lewitt, 2006

  • 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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Isometric Forms

Gouache and pencil on cardboard.
55 × 55 cm (21 5/8 × 21 5/8 in).
Signed and dated ‘SOL LEWITT / 1987’ lower left margin. The authenticity was verbally confirmed by the Sol Lewitt Estate, New York.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £16,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

17 February 2012