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Sol LeWitt

Eight Squares with a Different Color in Each Half Square (Divided Horizontally and Vertically), plate #1, 1980

Silkscreen
18 × 18 in
45.7 × 45.7 cm
Edition 27/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Gallery framed, oak wood, nonreflecting acryl glass UV100

Gallery framed, oak wood, nonreflecting acryl glass UV100

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil lower right
Series
Eight Squares with a Different Color in Each Half Square (Divided Horizontally and Vertically)
Publisher
Multiples Inc., New York
Sol LeWitt
American, 1928–2007
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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.

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Gallery framed, oak wood, nonreflecting acryl glass UV100

Gallery framed, oak wood, nonreflecting acryl glass UV100

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil lower right
Series
Eight Squares with a Different Color in Each Half Square (Divided Horizontally and Vertically)
Publisher
Multiples Inc., New York
Sol LeWitt
American, 1928–2007
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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.

Sol LeWitt

Eight Squares with a Different Color in Each Half Square (Divided Horizontally and Vertically), plate #1, 1980

Silkscreen
18 × 18 in
45.7 × 45.7 cm
Edition 27/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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