Sol LeWitt, ‘Grids and Color (plate #17)’, 1979, Rago/Wright
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Sol LeWitt

Grids and Color (plate #17), 1979

Screenprint on paper
14 × 28 in
35.6 × 71.1 cm
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Sheet measures: 16 h x 30 w inches

This work is plate 17 from a series of 50 printed in an …

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Signed and numbered 'Lewitt 2/10-11'.
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, ‘Grids and Color (plate #17)’, 1979, Rago/Wright
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About the work
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Sheet measures: 16 h x 30 w inches

This work is plate 17 from a series of 50 printed in an edition of 10 by Jo Watanabe, New York and published by Rudiger Schotte, Germany. This work is inlcuded in the online Sol LeWitt Prints Catalogue Raisonné as number 1979.01.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered 'Lewitt 2/10-11'.
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

Grids and Color (plate #17), 1979

Screenprint on paper
14 × 28 in
35.6 × 71.1 cm
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