Sol LeWitt - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galleria Bonomo Bari, Bari

  • Literature

    S. Lewitt, S. E. Singer, Sol Lewitt: Wall Drawings 1984-1988, Kunsthalle Bern, 1989
    S.Lewitt, S. E. Singer, Sol Lewitt: Wall Drawings 1984-1992, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 3rd Revised and Expanded Edition, 1992, p.85

  • 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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Continuous forms

gouache on paper
28 x 76 cm. (11 x 29 7/8 in.)
Signed and dated 'S. Lewitt 88' lower right margin.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £27,500

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Henry Highley
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 17 October 2013