Pace Prints is pleased to present an exhibition of prints by the American artist Sol LeWitt. On view will be a variety of editions from the artist’s oeuvre, spanning from the early 1980s to 2006. This exhibition will coincide with "Horizontal Progressions," a show of the artist's structures, at Pace Gallery, 508 West 25th Street, on view January 24—February 22.
Though trained as a painter and draftsman, Sol LeWitt was a prolific printmaker who embraced experimentation throughout his career. Amongst the prints present in the exhibition are aquatints, silkscreens, linocuts, photogravure and etchings. Two Pyramids, Four Colors (Red) and Two Pyramids, Four Colors (Blue), silkscreen prints from 1986, are stunning examples of the artist’s trademark exploration of three-dimensional geometric shapes.
Many of the prints in the exhibition resemble and reference LeWitt’s quintessential large scale wall drawings. Monoprints from 2006, such as Horizontal Lines in Color Superimposed bear similarities to permanently installed wall pieces at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. LeWitt’s mural in the Columbus Circle subway station in Manhattan, Whirls and Twirls, has commonalities with the artist’s 2003 linocut, Circle and Square with Broken Color.
Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1928. He received a BFA from Syracuse University in 1949. One of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, LeWitt is credited with helping shape and develop the styles of minimalism and conceptual art. The artist's objects, paintings, prints and wall drawings have been the subject of countless solo exhibitions worldwide, at venues including The Museum of Modern Art, Dia: Beacon, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Stedelijk Museum and Centre Pompidou. The artist died in 2007, in New York City.