Sol LeWitt - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, June 6, 2024 | Phillips
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    Barbara Krakow Gallery 1995.01

  • 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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Bands of Lines in Four Directions (Gray on Colors) (K. 1995.01)

The complete set of four woodcuts in colours, on BFK Rives paper, with full margins.
all I. 21 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
all S. 31.9 x 31.9 cm (12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)

All signed and numbered 'TP 1/3' in pencil (a trial proof set, the edition was 20 and 8 artist's proofs), published by Friends of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Inc., Israel, all unframed.

£4,000 - 6,000 

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