SOL LEWITT "BANDS: MAROON" 1991
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) is an important contributor to the 20th century's most cerebral "isms" notably minimalism and conceptual art.
His infamous large-scale "wall drawings" destabilized and expanded the conventional definition of authorship. Many of his works were created as the result of elaborate and detailed instructions rather than his own hand or labor. Furthermore these classic "wall drawings" were often temporary - only lasting the duration of an exhibition.
This particular work is a paradigm of LeWitt's work from the 1990s. Frequently working with aquatint, he embraced a palette of rich autumnal colors in hard-edge edge compositions. He continued to be fascinated by shapes, stripes, grids, and their relationship to color.
In 1998, works from this rich collection were transformed into permanent wall drawings and adorned throughout the Royal Theatre in Hague, Nederlands.
Caviar20 highly recommends a visit to DIA: Beacon in upstate New York to see some classic examples of LeWitt's work.
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"Horizontal Color Bands and Vertical Color Bands" (Plate #2)
Signed and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 30
24"H 41.25"W (paper size)
Very good condition
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