Sol LeWitt, ‘Five pointed star with color bands’, 1992, Koller Auctions

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Edition 231/250. Signed lower right: Lewitt. Sheet size 90 x 63 cm on vélin by Arches. Published by Editiones Catalanes, Barcelona. Printed by Keizo Tasaka, Watanabe Studio Ltd., New York.

This print is made for the 100 year jubilee of the Olympic Games in 1992. All prints are stamped especially by the Olympic Committee, and a collection of the prints is exhibited at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.

Image rights: Courtesy Koller Auktionen.

Catalogue raisonné: Online-catalogue raisonné, no. 1992.03.

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