Sol LeWitt - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Barbara Krakow 1994.07

  • 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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The complete set of 40 screenprints in black, on Fabriano paper, the full sheets, loose (as issued) contained in the original grey fabric-covered portfolio with embossed artist's name.
portfolio 48.4 x 36.4 x 3.5 cm (19 x 14 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
all S. 45.5 x 33.5 cm (17 7/8 x 13 1/4 in.)

39 sheets signed in pencil on the front and all numbered 7/28 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 8 artist's proofs), published by Marco Noire Editore, Turin, Italy, all unframed.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £22,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019