Sol Lewitt - Complex form with Black and White bands

Sol Lewitt - Complex form with Black and White bands
Silkscreen/Serigraph - Signed - 100 - without frame - 1988


Title: "Complex Form with Black and White Bands"

Medium: Silkscreen

Date: 1988

Image Size: 40 x 55 inches (101.6 x 139.8 cm)
Paper Size: 40 x 55 inches (101.6 x 139.8 cm)

Type of Paper: Arches Cover White

Edition Size: Edition of 100, 16 AP, 3 PP, 1 TP.

This work is Numbered 29/100

Signed and Numbered in pencil on lower right by the Artis

Catalogue Raisonné #:1988.07
Publisher: Bruno Cora, Italy
Printer: Takeshi Arita and Kei Tsujimura, Watanabe Studio Ltd., Brooklyn, New York
Additional Info: Previously catalogued as S-65

Never displayed and kept flat in an acid free portfolio since purchase. The work was purchased directly by the publisher Bruno Corà, who is also editor of the magazine "A.E.I.U.O." (the photos refer to the catalog of which the work is part).

MINT condition (see the photos)

This work is also present in the MoMA archives in New York.

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Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007)

In the late ‘70s, shortly after his first retrospective the at Museum of Modern Art and after numerous years of exhibiting in Italy, LeWitt moved to Spoleto, Italy. There he saw frescos by Fillippo Lippi, Massaccio, Fra Angelico and Giotto’s in local churches, museums and convents. In 1983, LeWitt’s art underwent a major transformation and he began to experiment with India ink and color ink washes, a nod to the local Trecento and Quattrocento works. He acknowledged the influence of these masterpieces on his own drawings, and went so far to say, that in his work he strived “to produce something [he] would not be ashamed to show Giotto.”

In the exhibition catalogue for Think with Senses – Feel with Mind, Art in the Present, part of the 2007 Venice Biennale, Robert Storr wrote that LeWitt “proved over and over again that the strict, systematic realization of a singular working premise is bound to produce results that will surprise both the maker and the viewer by exceeding expectation and giving eye-and-mind expanding physical dimensions to mental abstractions.”

Until 2033, LeWitt’s wall drawings are the subject of a solo exhibition titled Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

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