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Sol LeWitt, Horizontal Progression #4, 1991, aluminum painted white, 18-3/8" x 81-1/2" x 18-3/8" (46.7 cm x 207 cm x 46.7 cm) © 2019 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Sol LeWitt

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b. 1928, Hartford, CT
d. 2007, New York

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Sol LeWitt was 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.

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Sol LeWitt, Irregular Form, 1998, gouache on paper, 25-1/4" x 25-1/4" (64.1 cm x 64.1 cm) © 2019 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Sol LeWitt, Irregular Form, 1997, gouache on paper, 60-1/2" x 77-1/4" (153.7 cm x 196.2 cm) framed, 164.8 cm × 207 cm © 2019 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York