Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt (b.1928, Hartford, CT; d. 2007, New York) is a leading figure of Minimalism and pioneer of Conceptual art. Redefining art production by exploring ideas rather than conventional aesthetics, he distilled art to its essentials. Using the cube as a “grammatical device,” LeWitt’s work is characterized by serialization, repetition, and progression, exemplified by his iconic open-grid structures. Studying systems of line and color, his prolific output of wall drawings represents a breakthrough in his career and solidifies his engagement with two-dimensional practices spanning painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking.

LeWitt has been the subject of numerous one-artist exhibitions and his work is held in public collections worldwide. In 2008, MASS MoCA opened Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, which will remain on view through 2033.

Pace has represented The Estate of Sol LeWitt since 2007.

Images
, 1997. painted wood, 48-3/4" x 52-1/2" x 24-3/4" (123.8 cm x 133.4 cm x 62.9 cm).
Progressive Structure, 1997. painted wood, 48-3/4" x 52-1/2" x 24-3/4" (123.8 cm x 133.4 cm x 62.9 cm).
, 2001. painted wood, 38-1/4" x 24" x 24" (97.2 cm x 61 cm x 61 cm).
Open Cube Structure - Black, 2001. painted wood, 38-1/4" x 24" x 24" (97.2 cm x 61 cm x 61 cm).
, 1986. painted wood, 4' 3/4" x 11' 11-1/2" x 4' 1/2" (123.8 cm x 364.5 cm x 123.2 cm).
Structure with Three Towers, 1986. painted wood, 4' 3/4" x 11' 11-1/2" x 4' 1/2" (123.8 cm x 364.5 cm x 123.2 cm).
, 1971. painted wood, 24-1/2" x 24-1/2" x 24-1/2" (62.2 cm x 62.2 cm x 62.2 cm).
Modular, 1971. painted wood, 24-1/2" x 24-1/2" x 24-1/2" (62.2 cm x 62.2 cm x 62.2 cm).
, 1972. painted wood on wood base, 19-5/8" x 33-3/4" x 34" (49.8 cm x 85.7 cm x 86.4 cm), sculpture20-7/8" x 33-7/8" x 33-7/8" (53 cm x 86 cm x 86 cm), base.
Cube Structure Based on Five Modules, 1972. painted wood on wood base, 19-5/8" x 33-3/4" x 34" (49.8 cm x 85.7 cm x 86.4 cm), sculpture20-7/8" x 33-7/8" x 33-7/8" (53 cm x 86 cm x 86 cm), base.
, 1989. aluminum painted white, 12' 5" x 2' 1" x 2' 1" (378.5 cm x 63.5 cm x 63.5 cm).
11 x 11 x 1, 1989. aluminum painted white, 12' 5" x 2' 1" x 2' 1" (378.5 cm x 63.5 cm x 63.5 cm).
, 1987. wood painted white, 12' 3-3/4" x 2' 5" x 2' 5" (375.3 cm x 73.7 cm x 73.7 cm).
Untitled, 1987. wood painted white, 12' 3-3/4" x 2' 5" x 2' 5" (375.3 cm x 73.7 cm x 73.7 cm).
, 1985. painted wood, 79-7/8" x 47" x 37-1/2" (202.9 cm x 119.4 cm x 95.3 cm).
Pyramid #10, 1985. painted wood, 79-7/8" x 47" x 37-1/2" (202.9 cm x 119.4 cm x 95.3 cm).
, 1989. painted wood, 11' 6" x 3' 4" x 2' 11" (350.5 cm x 101.6 cm x 88.9 cm).
Hanging Complex Form, 1989. painted wood, 11' 6" x 3' 4" x 2' 11" (350.5 cm x 101.6 cm x 88.9 cm).
, 1966. enamel on steel, 14-1/2" x 55-1/2" x 55-1/2" (36.8 cm x 141 cm x 141 cm).
Serial Project (Set B), 1966. enamel on steel, 14-1/2" x 55-1/2" x 55-1/2" (36.8 cm x 141 cm x 141 cm).
, 1980. painted aluminum, 16" x 70-3/4" x 70-3/4" (40.6 cm x 179.7 cm x 179.7 cm), overall installed.
1 2 3 2 1 (Cross), 1980. painted aluminum, 16" x 70-3/4" x 70-3/4" (40.6 cm x 179.7 cm x 179.7 cm), overall installed.
, 1979. wood painted white, 13-1/4" x 56-1/4" x 56-1/4" (33.7 cm x 142.9 cm x 142.9 cm).
Five Open Geometric Structures, 1979. wood painted white, 13-1/4" x 56-1/4" x 56-1/4" (33.7 cm x 142.9 cm x 142.9 cm).
, 1968. baked enamel on steel, 22" x 57" x 57" (55.9 cm x 144.8 cm x 144.8 cm).
Serial Project #1 ABCD 6, 1968. baked enamel on steel, 22" x 57" x 57" (55.9 cm x 144.8 cm x 144.8 cm).
, 1967. baked enamel on aluminum, 84" x 84" x 84" (213.4 cm x 213.4 cm x 213.4 cm).
Serial Project #1 A 6, 1967. baked enamel on aluminum, 84" x 84" x 84" (213.4 cm x 213.4 cm x 213.4 cm).
, 1966. enamel on steel, 20-1/2" x 82-1/4" x 31-7/8" (52.1 cm x 208.9 cm x 81 cm).
Serial Project A 1 5 9, 1966. enamel on steel, 20-1/2" x 82-1/4" x 31-7/8" (52.1 cm x 208.9 cm x 81 cm).
, 1983. wood painted white, 31-1/2" x 31-1/2" x 31-1/2" (80 cm x 80 cm x 80 cm).
Form Derived from a Cube, 1983. wood painted white, 31-1/2" x 31-1/2" x 31-1/2" (80 cm x 80 cm x 80 cm).
, 1998. gouache on paper, 22-1/2" x 29-1/2" (57.2 cm x 74.9 cm).
Irregular Form, 1998. gouache on paper, 22-1/2" x 29-1/2" (57.2 cm x 74.9 cm).
, 1998. gouache on paper, 25-1/4" x 25-1/4" (64.1 cm x 64.1 cm).
Irregular Form, 1998. gouache on paper, 25-1/4" x 25-1/4" (64.1 cm x 64.1 cm).
, 2005. gouache on paper, 60" x 69-1/2" (152.4 cm x 176.5 cm).
Horizontal Lines, 2005. gouache on paper, 60" x 69-1/2" (152.4 cm x 176.5 cm).
, 2005. gouache on paper, 60" x 89-3/4" (152.4 cm x 228 cm).
Horizontal Lines, 2005. gouache on paper, 60" x 89-3/4" (152.4 cm x 228 cm).
, 1997. gouache on paper, 60-5/8" x 60-3/8" (154 cm x 153.4 cm).
Squiggly Brushstrokes, 1997. gouache on paper, 60-5/8" x 60-3/8" (154 cm x 153.4 cm).

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Progressive Structure , 1997. painted wood, 48-3/4" x 52-1/2" x 24-3/4" (123.8 cm x 133.4 cm x 62.9 cm).