Sol LeWitt, ‘Wall Drawing #1093: Bars of Color’, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

Conceived in 2003.

Installation Dimensions Variable

This work is accompanied by a diagram and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

From the Catalogue

"I wanted to do a work of art that was as two-dimensional as possible... It seems more natural to work directly on walls than to make a construction, to work on that, and then put the construction on the wall." —Sol LeWitt

Courtesy of Sotheby's

PaceWildenstein, New York
Acquired from the above in 2003

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