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Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007)
LOT ID: 77860
Untitled (from the Art of Healing), 2001

Linocut, on paper
30.5 х 30.25 in. (77.47 x 76.84 cm.)
Signed, and dated to lower margin ‘LeWitt 54/100’. Signed and titled to verso ‘LeWitt “Untitled”’. This work is number 54 from the edition of 100 published by Art of this Century.
Print/Casting Year 2001
Edition 54/100
Foundry/Publisher Art of this Centuryl, pub.
Lot description
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) is undeniably one of the most influential artists of our time. In the catalog for his 1978 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Curator of Drawings Bernice Rose wrote that LeWitt's innovative work that involved drawing directly on walls “was as important for drawing as Pollock’s use of the drip technique had been for painting in the 1950s.” While he is often considered to be primarily a sculptor, LeWitt has worked extensively in drawing and printmaking. His work is often based on connected open cubes, as seen in his early wall drawings based on grids. As a result of this almost clinical aesthetic, LeWitt is often associated with the groundbreaking Minimalist art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. LeWitt’s goal in creating complex conceptual works was to explore, in an impersonal way, formulas with which structures are created, focusing on abstract philosophical theories that are detached from religion and personal emotions. Absolutely essential to LeWitt's work is his conviction that the concept takes precedence over the execution.

LeWitt began exhibiting in New York in the early 1960s and his work has since been shown in galleries and museums 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).
Untitled (from the Art of Healing) by Sol LeWitt
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