Sol LeWitt, ‘Three Part Drawing with Two Colors in Each Part (1970)’, Christie's

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

Three Part Drawing with Two Colors in Each Part (1970)

signed with initials and dated 'SL 2/27/70' (lower left)

ink on paper

image: 8 x 15 in. (20.3 x 38.1 cm.)

sheet: 14 x 21 in. (35.5 x 53.3 cm.)

Drawn in 1970.

Signature: ink on paper

Dwan Gallery, New York

Jan van der Marck

John Weber Gallery, New York

Sperone Galleria, Turin

Loic Malle, Paris

The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend

By descent from the above to the present owner

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