LEWITT, Sol.

Openings Series.

Published: Edinburgh: Morning Star Publication 1994.

Date:

Two pieces of thin card placed together and folded in french-door style. Each of the flaps bears a set of lines in four directions: horizontal, vertical or two different diagonals. When opened the flaps reveal a quartered square where each quarter bears one of the line patterns. Card size (each): 22 x 11 cm: folded Size (each): 11 x 11 cm.

Provenance
From our latest catalogue ‘100 Art Prints, Multiples, Books & Catalogues.’

Note
A rare Lewitt item. Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was pivotal in the creation of the new radical aesthetic of the 1960's that was a revolutionary contradiction to the 'Abstract Expressionism' current in the 1950's and 60's New York school. As one of the first coherent proponents of conceptual art with his writings, Sentences on Conceptual Art (1969), LeWitt's work continues to be regarded and referred to by a younger generation of artists as one of the seminal investigations into 'idea' and 'concept' art. He continued to challenge new thinking about what art can be. "If the artist carried through his idea and makes it into visible form, then all the steps in the process are of importance. The idea itself, even if not made visual, is as much a work of art as any finished product." Stated LeWitt in 1971. "All intervening steps, scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work models, studies thoughts, conversations, are of interest. Those that show the thought process of the artist are sometimes more interesting than the final product." (LeWitt, 'Paragraphs on Conceptual Art', Artforum Vol.5, no. 10, Summer 1967, pp. 79-83) A major retrospective of Lewitt's work was organised by the San Francisco Museum of Art in 2000 and then travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA. His works are found in the most important museum collections including: Tate Collection, London, UK; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA; MoMA, New York, NY, USA; Dia:Beacon, NY, USA; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA.

Condition
Fine copies in printed envelope, as issued.

£75

Offered by William Cowan