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Combining his love of geometric design with minimalist abstraction, this unique ‘Table’ made by artist Sol LeWitt in 1967 incorporates a grid-like pattern so often employed in his two and three dimensional works. Elegant in its simplistic design, this piece by LeWitt is set upon a wood base and covered in a glass tabletop, accentuating the geometric pattern and overall form with a clean, reflective surface.

Considered a founder of the Minimalist and Conceptualist 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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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Are there any restorations?
Date: 2012/y
Location: edges
Notes: This unique table has been recently restored to fix small nicks on the edges.
Degree: Minor
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Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Acquired from The LeWitt Estate, New York.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 16.5 x 48 x 48 in. (41.91 x 121.92 x 121.92 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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