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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 214-215

  • Catalogue Essay

    "There are several ways of constructing a work of art. One is by making decisions at each step, another by making a system to make decisions."

    - Sol LeWitt (Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 213)

  • 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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Wall Piece (16 Modules High)

Pinewood construction painted in black.
194.3 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm (76 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)
Signed and numbered 'AP 1/9' in pencil on the reverse (an artist's proof aside from the edition of 20), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £43,750

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Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019