Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips, 1966–1980. Sol LeWitt, Dieter Schwarz.
Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips, 1966–1980
Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips, 1966–1980
Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips, 1966–1980
Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips, 1966–1980
Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips, 1966–1980
Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips, 1966–1980

Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips, 1966–1980

The torn and folded paper works, an extension of the parameters and definitions of drawing. In 1966, LeWitt conceived a new type of work that he described as “drawings without drawing,” in which he replaced the act of drawing itself by using various ways of folding paper. In 1969, he started to regularly produce what he called Folds, first as gifts to friends, then as works to be distributed by his dealers. In 1971 he added the Rips, drawings made of ripped paper.

LeWitt developed this extended approach to drawing from ripping papers of various sizes and colors to working with city maps and aerial photos of Florence, Manhattan and Chicago from which he removed various areas. This systematic approach, on which so much of LeWitt’s work is famously based, was also applied to the Folds and the Rips, and so they tended to be created in series. The book presents these works for the first time in full-color reproductions. Item #1242.

Condition: New.

Monograph
Walther König
9.5" x 13"
176 pages
Paperback
Köln: 2020
ISBN: 9783960987116

Price: $55.00

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