Sol LeWitt - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Phillips

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    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 (K. 1971.16)

The complete portfolio of 16 lithographs, on Magnani paper, with full margins, the sheets loose (as issued), all contained in the original cardboard portfolio printed with the artist's name.
all I. 35.4 x 354 cm (13 7/8 x 139 3/8 in.)
all S. 58.3 x 58.3 cm (22 7/8 x 22 7/8 in.)
portfolio 61 x 61 x 4.2 cm (24 x 24 x 1 5/8 in.)

All signed and numbered 'AP 8/10' in pencil (an artist's proof set, the edition was 50), published by Landfall Press, Chicago, all unframed.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £5,715

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 17 - 18 January 2024