Sol LeWitt - Evening Editions London Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Tate Gallery L 6
    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1971.16

  • 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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Lines of One Inch in Four Directions and All Combinations

The complete portfolio of sixteen lithographs, on Magnani paper, with full margins,
60.5 x 60.3 x 4.2 cm (23 7/8 x 23 3/4 x 1 5/8 in)
all signed and numbered 41/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Landfall Press, Chicago, all in excellent condition, contained in original cardboard portfolio.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Evening Editions

27 February 2013