SOL LEWITT "BANDS: RED" AQUATINT, 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 1990's. 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.
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"Horizontal Color Bands and Vertical Color Bands" (Plate #2)
Signed and numbered "B.A.T."* by the artist
23.88"H 41.25"W (paper size)
28.5"H 45.5"W 2"D (frame)
Framed with museum glass
Very good condition
*b.a.t" is an abbreviation of the printmaking term "bonne à tirer" which translates as "Good to pull" or to proceed with the production of the edition. This supersedes an "Artist Proof")
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