Lot 110
  • 110

Sol LeWitt

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 GBP
Sold
98,500 GBP
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Description

  • Sol Lewitt
  • Incomplete Open Cube
    Four Part Variation No.2 (4-2)
  • baked enamel on aluminium

Provenance

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Acquired directly from the above by the late owner

Exhibited

New York, The John Weber Gallery, Sol LeWitt: Incomplete Open Cubes, 1974, n.p., illustrated twice with schematic drawing

Literature

Exhibition Catalogue, San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective, 2000-01, p. 149, illustration of the schematic drawing

Catalogue Note

“The most interesting characteristic of the cube is that it is relatively uninteresting. Compared to any other three-dimensional form, the cube lacks any aggressive force, implies no motion, and is least emotive (...) Because it is standard and universally recognised, no intention is required of the viewer. It is immediately understood that the cube represents the cube, a geometric figure that is incontestably itself.”

SOL LEWITT
quoted in: Alex Potts, The Sculptural Imagination: Figurative, Modernist, Minimalist, New Haven 2000, p. 289

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