Sol LeWitt



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. 

In 1992, LeWitt was commissioned to create this screenprint for the 100th anniversary of the Olympic games. The work was included in the Olympic Centennial Suite portfolio, which featured works by 50 international artists. 

"Five Pointed Star with Color Bands" is a paradigm of LeWitt's work from the 80s and 90s. During this period, LeWitt embraced a palette of rich autumnal colors often realized in gouache. He continued to be fascinated by shapes, grids, and their relationship to color. 

This hypnotic and playful star is a recurring motif throughout the artist's oeuvre and stands as an excellent example of his signature hard-edge abstraction and unwavering exploration of geometry. 

Sol LeWitt's work is represented in numerous public institutions including the MoMA (New York), the Tate Modern (London), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and the Centre Pompidou (Paris), among others.

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"Five Pointed Star with Color Bands"

USA, 1992

Color screenprint on Arches Cover White

Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right

From an edition of 250

32.75"H 22.25"W (work)

Printed by Keizo Tasaka, Watanabe Studio, Ltd., Brooklyn.

Published by Puma Trading, Paris, or Editiones Catalanes, Barcelona, for the International Olympic Committee, with the blind stamp lower center.

Very good condition.

Note: this work is sold unframed. 

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