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  • Provenance

    André Emmerich, Inc., New York
    Paul Morris Gallery, New York
    Christie's, New York, 16 March 2006, lot 152
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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125

Irregular Vertical and Horizontal Bands of Color Superimposed

signed and dated 'Lewitt 93' lower right
gouache on paper
57.1 x 55.8 cm (22 1/2 x 21 7/8 in.)
Painted in 1993.

Estimate
£35,000 - 55,000 

Sold for £43,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 8 March 2019