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Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007)
LOT ID: 77144
Untitled (complex forms), 1988

Watercolor, on paper
14.96 х 22.05 in. (38 x 56.01 cm.)
Signed, and dated "S. LEWITT 1988" (recto, lower right)
Lot description
With its deceptive simplicity, this watercolor on paper work by Sol LeWitt is an excellent example of the artist's geometric, abstract compositions which explore form and dimensionality through various configurations of simple shape and color.

Considered a founder of the Minimalist and Conceptual Art 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. LeWitt died in New York in 2007.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Tate Modern, London, UK
Musee d´Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Untitled (complex forms) by Sol LeWitt
  • Untitled (complex forms) by Sol LeWitt
  • Untitled (complex forms) by Sol LeWitt
  • Untitled (complex forms) by Sol LeWitt
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