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Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007)
LOT ID: 100969
Untitled, 2002

Gouache, on wove paper
11.4 х 11.4 in. (28.96 x 28.96 cm.)
Signed, and dated in pencil, with the estate inventory number (010375) in pencil on the reverse
Lot description
Considered the founder of Minimalist and Conceptual art, Sol LeWitt (1928 - 2007) created works of geometric abstraction that explored inherent structure of shape and dimension. He named his earliest three dimensional works as 'structures' and worked in open modular compositions, re-imagining the form of the cube. LeWitt is best known for these 'structural' works, architectural wall drawings and site specific murals, gouache work and print editions. After a trip to Italy in the 1980s and immersing himself in the fresco work he found there, LeWitt was inspired to start using gouache, an opaque water based paint. The opacity of this paint is key to the effects the artist builds in these compositions. 'Untitled' honors Lewitt's favored shape of the square, his stripes move freely across the paper sheet forming a loose matrix of curvilinear stripes. The artist had a penchant for these black stripes in his gouache work as they achieve a drop out effect within the composition. This effect further defines the negative spaces of the brilliant blue ground showing through. In excellent condition. Framed.
Untitled by Sol LeWitt
  • Untitled by Sol LeWitt
  • Untitled by Sol LeWitt
  • Untitled by Sol LeWitt
  • Untitled by Sol LeWitt
  • Untitled by Sol LeWitt
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