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  • Literature

    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1999.11
    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 219

  • 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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Arcs and Bands in Color

1999
The complete set of six linocuts in colours, on Somerset Velvet paper, with full margins.
all I. 40.8 x 40.8 cm (16 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.)
all S. 50.9 x 50.9 cm (20 x 20 in.)

All signed and numbered 'HC 1/4' in pencil (an hors commerce set, the edition was 50 and 10 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York, all framed.

Estimate
£7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for £10,625

Contact Specialist

Anne Schneider-Wilson

Head of Sale, Senior Specialist 
London
+44 207 4042

Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019