Star Within 2 Circles dinner service

In the early 1980s, Sol LeWitt and his family bought a rustic farmhouse in Spoleto, Italy. While in Rome looking for new dishes, he and his wife, Carol, discovered that the maiolica pottery they so admired was made locally, almost in their backyard, in Deruta, Italy. The craftspeople in Deruta were continuing the more than 600 year old tradition of creating maiolica, a technique of applying a glossy base glaze whitened with tin oxide onto fired clay pottery. Vivid, hand-painted colors are then added and the pieces are fired again.

LeWitt designed his own dinnerware in Deruta and these same pieces are now available through Artware Editions in the full range of colors the artist intended. Each piece is made by hand by the same artisans who for generations have kept this proud and classic Italian tradition alive. This dinnerware is lead-free and dishwasher safe.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Sol LeWitt, Pace Prints, New York
2014
Sol LeWitt: Your mind is exactly at that line, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2008
1997
New Work | Sol LeWitt, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Sol LeWitt, Pace Prints, New York
2014
Sol LeWitt: Your mind is exactly at that line, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2013
Sol LeWitt: Concrete Block Structure, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2011
2008
1997
New Work | Sol LeWitt, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Serial Attitude, Eykyn Maclean, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2016
Excitement - An Exhibition by Rudi Fuchs, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2016
INNER SPACE, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
2016
Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
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