October 27, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Pace Prints, 521 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001, United States +Google Map
This exhibition highlights a variety of works from the artist’s print œuvre, spanning from the 1980s to early 2000s. Prominently featured is Horizontal Color Bands and Vertical Color Bands, a set of seven etchings with aquatint. Here, LeWitt uses the inherent quality of the aquatint medium to showcase the vibrant palette produced by overlapping “2 and 3 part combinations“ of primary colors and gray. A pioneer of conceptual art, LeWitt helped to transform the definition of contemporary art in the 1960s with his statement that “the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” Reducing form down to its essential, the cube became the base unit for LeWitt’s artistic inquiry.
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