Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007) has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide since 1965. His prolific two and three-dimensional work ranges from Wall Drawings, over 1100 of which have been executed, to photographs and hundreds of works on paper and extends to structures in the form of towers, pyramids, geometric forms, and progressions. LeWitt helped revolutionize the definition of art in the 1960s with his famous notion that “the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” Reducing art to its essentials, the cube became the basic modular unit for his artistic inquiry—“the grammatical device”. LeWitt achieved a major breakthrough in 1968 when he began executing large-scale drawings directly on the wall, using predetermined line-making procedures and materials normally associated with drawing or commercial art techniques. Pace has represented the estate of 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.
, 1983. enamel on wood, 22" x 22" x 22" (55.9 cm x 55.9 cm x 55.9 cm).
Maquette for Outdoor Sculpture, 1983. enamel on wood, 22" x 22" x 22" (55.9 cm x 55.9 cm x 55.9 cm).
, 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).
, 2000. gouache on paper, 60-1/2 x 58-3/8"  (153.7 x 148.3 cm).
Irregular Curves, 2000. gouache on paper, 60-1/2 x 58-3/8" (153.7 x 148.3 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).