SOL LEWITT "OLYMPIC CENTENNIAL" , 1992
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) is one of the most distinctive and influential artists of the 20th century.
He shaped and defined many of the century's most cerebral "isms" notably minimalism and conceptual art.
His large scale "wall drawings" destabilized and expanded the conventional definition of authorship - many of his works were created as the result of elaborate instructions rather than his own hand and labor.
Some of these classic "wall drawings" were typically temporary - only lasting the duration of the exhibition.
This particular work is a paradigm of LeWitt's work from the 80's and 90's - he embraced a palette of rich autumnal colors often using gouache. He continued to be fascinated by shapes, grids and their relationship to color.
For the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona LeWitt was commissioned to create a multiple to honor the games' centennial.
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Hand-drawn lithograph on paper
Olympic logo embossed on lower margin
Signed and numbered 83/250 by the artist
35.5"H 25"W (unframed)
42"H 31"W (framed)
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