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  • Provenance

    Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
    Acquired from the above 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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127

Squiggly Brushstrokes

signed and dated 'S. Lewitt 1996' lower right
gouache on paper
76 x 57.3 cm (29 7/8 x 22 1/2 in.)
Painted in 1996.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £40,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018