SOL LEWITT "SUNSHINE TILE" CERAMIC, 1985
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 the early 1980s, Sol LeWitt and his family bought a rustic farmhouse in Spoleto, Italy where he discovered the local maiolica pottery tradition. In collaboration with local artisans, LeWitt realized his signature geometric patterns in a new medium.
"Sunshine Tile" is an uplifting example of LeWitt's experimentation with ceramics. The ceramic tile hosts a nine-pointed star, anchored by a bordering circle and square that fills the perimeter of the work. Completed in bright saffron, this work is an excellent example of the artist's signature hard-edge abstraction.
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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"Untitled" (aka "Sunshine Tile")
Painted ceramic tile
Signed and dated by the artist on verso
9.75"H 9.75"W (work)
10.25"H 10.25"W (framed)
Very good condition
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