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Sol LeWitt

Five Pointed Star with Color Bands (Composition pour les JO), 1992

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Lot 7
Screenprint in colors on Arches cover white paper
35.5 x 24.8 in (90.2 x 62.9 cm)
From edition of 250
Signed and numbered on recto


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The present work was printed in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Olympics games and shows a stacked, radiating star in a variety of colors. Sol Lewitt chose to focus on dusty, muted pinks and blues. “Five Pointed Star with Color Bands” (alternatively titled, "Composition Pour les JO") was originally conceived as a large wall painting, as was the case with much of his art. Along with his practice, Lewitt was one of the chief ideological architects of conceptual art. Stressing the importance of the idea behind an artwork more than its aesthetics, Lewitt has proved extraordinarily important to the generations following him.

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About Sol LeWitt

Solomon 'Sol' LeWitt (American, 1928-2007) was an American artist who contributed greatly to Conceptual art and Minimalism of the post-war era. He used simple shapes and colors as fundamental elements of his drawings, installations and structures. In 1960, he took an entry-level job at the Museum of Modern Art, where he met Dan Flavin, Robert Ryman, Lucy Lippard, and Robert Mangold. Together, through the 'Sixteen Americans' exhibition (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1959-1960), they were introduced to the work of Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, and Robert Rauschenberg. His works range from wall drawings to several hundreds of works on paper, as well as a number of three-dimensional structures.