Lot 15
  • 15

Sol Lewitt

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Description

  • Sol Lewitt
  • Three Dimensional Modular Grid

  • painted steel

Provenance

Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf

Galerie Ernst, Hannover

Baesler Collection, Hannover (acquired in 1971)

Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 1983

Exhibited

Düsseldorf, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Sol Lewitt, 1971

Hannover, Galerie Ernst, Sol Lewitt, 1971

 

Literature

John N. Chandler, Ed., Sol Lewitt: Haags gemeentemuseum, 1970, p. 38, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Clarity, beauty, playfulness. Simplicity, logic, openness. The words which come to mind in beginning to describe the work of Sol Lewitt resonate with essential aesthetic and intellectual values. His works are straightforward and legible. Yet, upon closer observation and consideration, even those that initially appear direct and obvious reveal complex subtlety in decision making. Intellectual substance is paired with visual delight, both of which seep, sometimes immediately, but often slowly, into one's consciousness." (Gary Garrels in Exhibition Catalogue, San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art; and travelling, Sol Lewitt: A Retrospective, 2000-01, p. 23)
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