Sol LeWitt - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (gifted by the artist)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • 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 Brushstrokes in all Directions

signed and dated 'S. Lewitt 93' lower right
gouache on paper
29.3 x 28.2 cm (11 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.)
Executed in 1993.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 11 - 18 May 2022