Sol LeWitt - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    RTA, Chester
    Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
    Galerie von Bartha, Basel
    Private Collection, New York
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, London, 2 July 2015, lot 147
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Gagosian Gallery, Sol LeWitt: Very Large Gouaches, October 1995
    Chicago, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Paintings and Drawings: Richmond Burton, Jene Highstein, Judy Ledgerwood, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Wes Mills, Robert Ryman, Pat Steir, Terri Zuppanc, 5 December 1998 - 16 January 1999
    Chicago, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Sol LeWitt: Works on Paper; Structures, July - August 2000

  • 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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Property from a Distinguished Private European Collection


Wavy brushstrokes

gouache on paperboard
153 x 444 cm (60 1/4 x 174 3/4 in.)
Executed in 1995.

£250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for £302,400

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 October 2022