Gouache on paper
77,4 x 126,4 cm (30 1/2 x 49 3/4 in.)
signed and dated lower right
Sol LeWitt, who developed the Conceptual Art movement and was one of the leading protagonists of Conceptual and Minimal art, has left behind a multifaceted oeuvre that includes drawing, prints, photography, painting, installation, sculpture and theoretical writings. His geometric drawings, wall paintings and sculptures called "Structures" are certainly among his best-known groups of works. LeWitt's work, which was based on the ideas of Bauhaus Constructivism and the Dutch artists' association De Stijl, developed a groundbreaking artistic language of its own by experimenting with architectural spatial structures, grid patterns and grid constructions. As he also put it in his theoretical work Paragraphs on Conceptual Art (1967), he defined his art as "conceptual" (as opposed to visually oriented art of perception). „In conceptual art the idea or the concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.