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Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007)
LOT ID: 77788
Untitled, 2001

Gouache, on paper
23 х 7 in. (58.42 x 17.78 cm.)
Signed, and dated, lower right.
Lot description
Framed: 32 x 16.5 in

Employing a subtle contrast of subtle green hues, this irregular grid gouache on paper by Sol LeWitt characterizes the artist's ability to transform line into a rhythmic display of abstraction. Weaving across the composition with undulating forms, this 2001 work by LeWitt engages with the eye while playing with the viewer's perceptions of depth and surfaces.

Considered a founder of the Minimalism and Conceptualism movements, American artist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was known for his brightly colored sculptures, paintings, installations, and architectural designs which employed geometric forms, abstracted progressions, and visually complex compositions. Gaining notoriety in the late 1960s, LeWitt tested the psychological perception of viewers as well as contemporary notions of visual aesthetics with his vivid works of geometric abstraction and minimalism. The artist received his BFA from Syracuse University and studied at the School of Visual Arts. Since 1965, he has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, with retrospectives held at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY).

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Untitled by Sol LeWitt
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