Sol LeWitt, ‘Ceramic Plate (Cobalt)’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery
Sol LeWitt, ‘Ceramic Plate (Cobalt)’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery
Sol LeWitt, ‘Ceramic Plate (Cobalt)’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery

These ceramic plates are hand-painted using the Italian tradition of Majolica, a technique that dates back to the Renaissance. They represent two works by Sol Lewitt: Lines in 4 Directions from 1984 and Curvy Blue Lines from 2005. The pattern for the latter was designed for a circular dance floor in Parco degli Ippocastani, a popular public park in Spoleto, Italy which was never realized. Made in Italy by La Gioconda. Brand new in original box. Makes a great gift.

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Signature: Stamped signature with copyright on verso

Manufacturer: La Gioconda, Italy

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