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    Sale 2791

    Twentieth Century Art

    5 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 181

    Sol Lewitt (AMERICAN, 1928-2007)

    Incomplete open cube drawing - Ten & Eleven part variations

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    Sol Lewitt (AMERICAN, 1928-2007)
    Incomplete open cube drawing - Ten & Eleven part variations
    signed 'S. Lewitt' (lower right), and numbered with the series number '10/04' (lower left)
    pencil and ink on paper
    30 x 30.5 cm.
    Executed circa 1973-74.


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    "Although at first I thought it was not a complex project, this piece provided more problems than anticipated. (...) The series started with three-part pieces because a cube implies three dimensions and, of course, ends with one eleven-part piece (one bar removed). In this case, if one understands the idea of a cube, one may mentally reconstruct the cube, filling in the missing bars."

    (Sol Lewitt, quoted in Sol Lewitt, retrospective, exh.cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1978, p. 81.)

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    Provenance

    Galerie Parade, Amsterdam.


    Pre-Lot Text

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    Literature

    Exh.cat., Sol Lewitt, Incomplete open cubes, the John Weber Gallery, New York 1974 (ill.).
    Exh.cat, New York, Museum of Modern Art, Sol Lewitt, retrospective, 3 February - 4 April 1978, p. 81 (ill. of the whole series).


    Exhibited

    New York, Museum of Modern Art, Sol Lewitt, retrospective, 3 February - 4 April 1978.