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LEWITT, Sol (1928 - 2007)

Brick Wall (signed presentation copy)

$2,750.00 AUD

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New York : Tanglewood Press, 1977. Quarto, lettered card wrappers, pp. [30], photographic illustrations of a brick wall at different times of day in different light. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed on the title page in pencil ‘For William, Sol Lewitt’. A fine copy.

‘As a co-founder of Printed Matter in the 1970s, Lewitt was a crucial proponent of the artist book as a legitimate and compelling artistic medium, advocating the fact that it provides artists with a relatively inexpensive means of exposing their work to a diverse and expansive audience. The artist book became a critical part of Lewitt’s own practice, which in many ways focused on deconstructing notions of individual authorship and working collaboratively with other individuals to produce the final work. This book of thirty black and white photographs of a brick wall at different times of the day reflects Lewitt’s interest in Edward Muybridge’s photographic studies of humans and animals in motion, as well as his ongoing investigation of serial systems and modular repetition.’ – Printed Matter website  https://www.printedmatter.org/catalog/tables/74/842

Copies are held major collections of artists books including at The Met, the National Gallery of Australia, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Signed copies are rare.

Reference: “Sol LeWitt Books, 1966-1990,” Portikus Frankfurt and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Frankfurt and Köln, Germany, 1990, pp. 64.