Sol LeWitt, ‘Composite Series – Pixels’, 1970, Caviar20

Note: we have the complete set of 5 works that comprise the "Composite Series."

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) is one of the most distinctive and influential artists of the 20th century.

He shaped and defined many of the century's most cerebral "isms" notably minimalism and conceptual art.

His large scale "wall drawings" destabilized and expanded the conventional definition of authorship - many of his works were created as the result of elaborate instructions rather than his own hand and labor.

Some of these classic "wall drawings" were temporary - only lasting the duration of the exhibition.

This particular work is a paradigm of LeWitt's work - fine lines, an intricate composition and whispered colors.

The "Composite Series" can be found numerous museum collections including the MoMA, the Met and the Tate.

Additional images available on request.

Signature: Signed and numbered by the artist.

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