Sol LeWitt, ‘Brushstrokes: Horizontal & Vertical (One Plate)’, 1996, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera


Note: Another print from this same portfolio recently sold at auction for US $2,125. See link here

This dazzling photolithograph on Fabriano paper features LeWitt's classic curve with bold, beautiful colors. The lines are a trademark of the artist’s work. It is signed and numbered in graphite pencil from a limited edition of only 25. As additional provenance, it is accompanied by a signed copy of the colophon page. The work is in excellent condition and has never been framed.
Catalogue Raisonné: 1996.02, Krakow
Publisher: Editore Noire

--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Series: Brushstrokes: Horizontal and Vertical

Signature: Signed and numbered in graphite; also accompanied by a copy of the signed colophon page.

Publisher: Editore Noire

Catalogue Raisonné: 1996.02, Krakow

Acquired directly from the publisher.

About Sol LeWitt

One of the leading exponents of Conceptual art, Sol LeWitt stressed the idea behind his work over its execution. “A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form,” he once said. LeWitt is best known for his large-scale “Wall Drawings,” rigorous arrays of designs, shapes, grids, and colors rendered in pencil and paint in coherence with strict instructions and diagrams to be followed in executing the work. LeWitt made over 1,200 of these works in his career, his visual vocabulary in strong alignment with Minimalism despite his rejection of the movement. His “structures”, as he preferred to call sculptures, were variations on geometric shapes, constructed from steel, polyurethane, or concrete, often featuring stacked cubes without sides. LeWitt is one of the seminal artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, influencing artists like Eva Hesse and Frank Stella, among countless others.

American, 1928-2007, Hartford, Connecticut, based in Chester, Connecticut