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Sol LeWitt


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(b Hartford, Conn., 9 Sept. 1928; d New York, 8 Apr. 2007).

American sculptor, graphic artist, writer, and Conceptual artist. His career did not take off until the early 1960s, when he turned to sculpture and became one of the leading exponents of Minimal art. His ‘structures’, as he preferred to call them, typically involve permutations of simple basic elements, sometimes arranged in box- or table-like constructions. He was also an exponent of Conceptual art: in 1968, for example, he fabricated a metal cube and buried it in the ground at Visser House at Bergeyk in the Netherlands, documenting photographically the object's disappearance (this has also been considered an example of Land art). LeWitt also wrote numerous articles on Conceptual art. His other work includes prints in various techniques.

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