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    Tate Gallery E7
    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1973.05

  • 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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Straight Lines in Four Directions & All Their Possible Combinations

1973
The complete portfolio of 15 etchings, on Arches Satine paper, the full sheets, with colophon,
29.7 x 29.7 x 2 cm (11 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 0 3/4 in.)
all sheets signed and numbered 14/25 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Parasol Press Ltd., New York, the loose sheets in excellent condition, contained in original cream hesian-covered portfolio box.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

Contact Specialist
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