Skip to main content

Sol LeWitt

American, 1928-2007

While New York City’s art scene in the 1950s and ’60s revolved around Abstract Expressionism, multidisciplinary artist Sol LeWitt paved an alternative path, creating a prolific output of work in the genres of minimalism and, later, Conceptual art.

While LeWitt is perhaps best known for his immense “wall drawings,” he created work in a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. (However, in a characteristic rebuttal of canonical art history, he referred to these pieces as “structures.”) He also produced several texts, including the seminal Sentences on Conceptual Art (1969).

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1928, LeWitt received a BFA from Syracuse University before going to work as a graphic designer for the renowned architect I.M. Pei. He would later work at the book counter at the Museum of Modern Art, where his colleagues included fellow artists. LeWitt’s early exposure to architecture may well have had outsize influence on his subsequent career: He was known for the geometric nature of his work, specifically his fastidious, near-obsessive treatment of the cube, which he rendered repeatedly in various ways throughout his paintings, structures and wall drawings.

In the 1960s, LeWitt showed in several group exhibitions throughout New York and also began to experiment with three-dimensional structures, most modular riffs on the cube shape. His work was included in “Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to Be Viewed as Art,” curated by Mel Bochner, another leading exponent of Conceptualism.

Later, LeWitt debuted his now-iconic wall drawings, creating work directly on the walls of galleries and show spaces, beginning with pioneering gallerist Paula Cooper’s inaugural show in 1968. The wall drawings became a prime example of LeWitt’s philosophical approach to art, with their installation often carried out by museum staff or curators following precise instructions from the artist.

“The idea,” the artist once said, “becomes a machine that makes the art.” LeWitt continued to produce work until his death in 2007.

Find a collection of original Sol LeWitt art on 1stDibs.

to
2
44
13
46
40
21
14
14
9
3
2
1
Stars 2002
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Rochester Hills, MI
Sol LeWitt Stars 2002 The complete set of six linocuts in colors, on Somerset Satin paper, with full margins Signed in pencil and marked 38/100 all I. diameter 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm) a...
Category

Early 2000s Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

The Location of Lines (Full Set)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in London, GB
Printed by Gerald Sisco at the Crown Point Press, Oakland, California. Published by Parasol Press, Ltd. New York, 1975.
Category

1970s Sol LeWitt

Materials

Etching

Bands Not Straight in Four Directions (Full Set of 4)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in London, GB
Set of 4
Category

1990s Sol LeWitt

Materials

Woodcut

Tondo Stars
By Sol LeWitt
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered 6 colours each Paper: Somerset Satin, White, 300 grams Printers: Eisaku Sakane, assisted by Keigo Takahashhi & Chie Shimizu, Watanbe Studio, New York Completed 8t...
Category

Early 2000s Conceptual Sol LeWitt

Materials

Linocut

Six Geometric Figures
By Sol LeWitt
Located in London, GB
Etching with Aquatint, white on black
Category

1970s Sol LeWitt

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Sol LeWitt Sculpture 1-2 3-4
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Chicago, IL
Sol LeWitt Sculpture 1-2 3-4 Four Structures on a fixed aluminum base. 1979 Sold with a photo certificate signed by the artist. provenance: Gift of the artist to Bruce and Ann Bachmann
Category

1970s American Minimalist Vintage Sol LeWitt

Materials

Aluminum

Sol LeWitt, Two Asymmetrical Pyramids and Their Mirror Images (Counterpoint)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hamburg, DE
Sol Lewitt (American, 1928-2007) Two Asymmetrical Pyramids and Their Mirror Images (Counterpoint), 1986 Medium: Silkscreen on Rosapina Fabriano paper Dimensions: 53.7 × 61.9 cm (21.1...
Category

20th Century Abstract Geometric Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Sol LeWitt, Loopy Doopy (Black/Gray) - Woodcut, 2000, Abstract Art, Signed Print
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hamburg, DE
Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007) Loopy Doopy (Black/Gray), 2000 Medium: Oil-based woodcut on Kozo-Misumu paper Dimensions: 60 × 80.3 cm (23.6 × 31.6 in) Edition of 100: Hand signed a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Woodcut

Squiggly Brushstrokes
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Kent, CT
DETAILS Signed lower right PROVENANCE The Artist Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston Private collection, New York (acquired from the above) James Barron Art, Kent, CT Private collection,...
Category

1990s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Gouache

Black with White Lines, Vertical, Not Touching (Krakow 1970.07; 3. Kornfeld)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Sol Lewitt Black with White Lines, Vertical, Not Touching, from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness (Krakow 1970.07; 3. Kornfeld), 1971 Lithograph on Wove Paper Edition AP (A rare Arti...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Lithograph

Benefit Concert (Hand signed by Sol Lewitt, Philip Glass and Meredith Monk)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Sol Lewitt Benefit Concert (Hand signed by Sol Lewitt, Philip Glass and Meredith Monk), 1978 Offset lithograph 19 1/2 × 21 1/2 inches Edition of 75 Hand signed by Sol Lewitt lower ri...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Offset

Symmetrical Pyramid
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Kent, CT
Inscribed 'FOR SUSANNA,' lower left Provenance: The artist Private Collection, New York (gift from the above)
Category

Late 20th Century Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Form Derived from a Cube (Sloppy)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Kent, CT
Signed 'For Susanna' lower left Signed 'S. LeWitt 84' lower right Provenance: The artist Private Collection, New York (gift from the artist)
Category

Late 20th Century Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Asymmetrical Pyramid
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Kent, CT
Signed 'S. LeWitt 1986' lower right Provenance: The artist Private Collection, New York (gift from the artist)
Category

Late 20th Century Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Emblemata - Original Gouache by Sol Lewitt - 1999
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Roma, IT
Emblemata is an original contemporary artwork realized by Sol Lewitt in 1999. Mixed colored gouache on paper. Signed and dated on the lower right. Studio Dabbeni Archive n. 2537. A...
Category

1990s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Tempera

Untitled Curves
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
SOL LEWITT Untitled Curves, 1999 Original drawing done in marker, hand signed and inscribed, on postmarked (franked) postcard 4 3/10 × 6 3/4 inches Hand-signed by artist, Inscribed "...
Category

1990s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Ink, Postcard

Untitled from "Kinderstern" by Sol LeWitt, Screenprint, Grey, Minimalism
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Köln, DE
Screen print by Sol LeWitt. "No title" from the portfolio "Kinderstern", 1989 58 x 76 cm Copy 61/100 Edition of 100 (approx).
Category

1980s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Brushstrokes in Different Colors in Two Directions: One plate
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
1993 Etching in colors on Rives BFK paper Image/sheet: 46 3/4 x 29 in. (118.7 x 73.7 cm) Edition of 35 Signed and numbered in pencil, lower margin Framed, excellent condition
Category

1990s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Etching

"Irregular Arcs from Four Sides" signed etching with aquatint by Sol LeWitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Irregular Arcs from Four Sides" colorful, geometric abstract etching with aquatint in colors on Somerset paper with full margins. Signed and numbered PP 2/3 in pencil on front lower...
Category

1990s Contemporary Sol LeWitt

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Eight Small Etchings
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Very good impressions of these three etchings (of 8) on Somerset Textured White paper. Each signed and numbered 17/20 in pencil by LeWitt. Printed and published by Crown Point Press,...
Category

1990s Contemporary Sol LeWitt

Materials

Etching

Broken Gray Bands in Four Directions by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) "Broken Gray Bands in Four Directions" Linocuts in colors on Somerset Velvet White paper, 2005 18 x 43-1/4 inches (45.7 x 109.9 cm) (sheet) T.P. 2/2 (asi...
Category

Early 2000s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Linocut

Bands: Double Orange
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) is an important contributor to the 20th century's most cerebral "isms" notably minimalism and conceptual art. His infamous large scale "wall drawings" destab...
Category

1990s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Aquatint

Bands: Maroon
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) is an important contributor to the 20th century's most cerebral "isms" notably minimalism and conceptual art. His infamous large-scale "wall drawings" destab...
Category

1990s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Aquatint

Colors with Lines in Four Directions, Within a Black Border (Red) - 1990
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Roma, IT
Colors with Lines in Four Directions, Within a Black Border (Red) is an original artwork realized by Sol Lewitt in 1990. Mixed colored screen print on paper. Image Size: 45.6 × 45....
Category

1990s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Star Within Two Circles Dinner Service 'Black' by Sol LeWitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Star within two circles dinner service Designed 1984/fabricated now Set of 24 salad plates, dinner plates and pasta bowls 8 salad plates: 8" diameter 8 pasta bowls: 10" diameter ...
Category

2010s Italian Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Pointed Star with Color Bands
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color screenprint on Arches Cover White. Signed and numbered 109/250 in pencil. Printed by Keizo Tasaka, Watanabe Studio Ltd., Brooklyn. Published by P...
Category

1990s Contemporary Sol LeWitt

Materials

Color, Screen

Untitled (1995). Gouache on paper by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) Untitled Gouache on Paper 28.5 x 37.5 cm (11 1/4 x 14 3/4 in) Executed in 1995 Signed and dated 95 lower right Provenance Marco Noire Contemporary Art Turin...
Category

1990s Abstract Geometric Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Gouache

VERTICAL BRUSH STROKES
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Aventura, FL
Original gouache on paper. Hand signed and dated lower front. Artwork sheet size 22 x 10 inches. Custom framed as pictured. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of aut...
Category

1990s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Gouache

ART
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Aventura, FL
Unique gouache on handmade paper. Hand signed and dated lower front. Artwork sheet size 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Custom framed as pictured. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certific...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Gouache

"Grids and Color Plate # 27" by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) Grids and Color Plate #27 Silkscreen in colors on Arches 88 paper, c. 1979 Impression 8 of an edition of 10 wit...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

"Grids and Color Plate #41" by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) Grids and Color Plate #41 Silkscreen in colors on Arches 88 paper, c. 1979 Impression 8 of an edition of 10 wit...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

"Grids and Color Plate #44" by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) Grids and Color Plate #40 Silkscreen in colors on Arches 88 paper, c. 1979 Impression 8 of an edition of 10 wit...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

"Grids and Color Plate #40" by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) Grids and Color Plate #40 Silkscreen in colors on Arches 88 paper, c. 1979 Impression 8 of an edition of 10 wit...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

"Grids and Color Plate #42" by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) "Grids and Color Plate #42" Silkscreen in colors on Arches 88 paper, c. 1979 Impression 8 of an edition of 10 w...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

"Grids and Color Plate #15" by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) "Grids and Color Plate #15" Silkscreen in colors on Arches 88 paper, c. 1979 Impression 8 of an edition of 10 w...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

"Grids and Color Plate #43 " by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) Grids and Color Plate #43 Silkscreen in colors on Arches 88 paper, c. 1979 Impression 8 of an edition of 10 wit...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

"Grids in Color Plate #25" by Sol Lewitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Hinsdale, IL
SOL LEWITT (1928 – 2007) Grids and Color Plate #43 Silkscreen in colors on Arches 88 paper, c. 1979 Impression 8 of an edition of 10 wit...
Category

1970s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Coffee Table by Sol LeWitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Coffee table designed 1981, black walnut with 3/8" glass top Measures: 18½" x 48" x 48" (46.4 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm) Stamped “Certificate of Authenticity” included. Object descr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Walnut

Star Within Two Circles Dinner Service 'Cobalt' by Sol LeWitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Star within two circles dinner service designed 1984/fabricated now set of 24 salad plates, dinner plates and pasta bowls 8 salad plates 8" diameter 8 pasta bowls 10" diameter 8...
Category

2010s Italian Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Ceramic

Star Within Two Circles Dinner Service 'Grey' by Sol LeWitt
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Star within two circles dinner service designed 1984/fabricated now set of 24 salad plates, dinner plates and pasta bowls 8 salad plates: 8" diameter 8 pasta bowls: 10" diameter 8 d...
Category

2010s Italian Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Ceramic

Brushstrokes in Different Colors in Two Directions: Plate #04
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Sol LeWitt Brushstrokes in Different Colors in Two Directions: Plate #04, 1993 Etching 47 x 29.25 in PP, Ed. 1/3, Ed. of 35 Condition: Float-mounted; some very minor scuffs to darke...
Category

1990s Sol LeWitt

Materials

Etching

Emblemata
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Emblemata is a 2000 book of 15 monotypes by Sol Lewitt. Emblemata is part of a larger exposition of works by artists such as Sol LeWitt, Richard Long and Hans Ulrich. Emblemata is fr...
Category

Early 2000s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Monotype

LOOPY DOOPY (BLACK/GRAY)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Aventura, FL
Oil-based woodcut on Kozo-Misumu paper. Hand signed and numbered lower front by Sol LeWitt. From the Printers Proof edition of 3 (aside from the main edition of 100). Artwork is ...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Brushstrokes in Different Colors in Two Directions: One plate
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
1993 Etching in colors, on Rives BFK paper 47 x 29 1/2 in. (119.4 x 74.9 cm) Edition of 35 + 10AP Signed and numbered in pencil, lower margin
Category

1990s Color-Field Sol LeWitt

Materials

Paper, Etching

Lines In Color on Color, Corners Sides and Centers to Specific Points on a Grid
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Sol Lewitt Lines In Color on Color From Corners Sides and Centers to Specific Points on a Grid Plate #6 (Krakow Witkin 1978.2.08), 1978 Silkscreen on ARCHES® 88 paper Edition 1/25 Ha...
Category

1970s Abstract Geometric Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Untitled from Kinderstern
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Signed Edition of 100
Category

20th Century Contemporary Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Steps (Form Derived from a Cubic Rectangle)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Water-based woodcut - Type of Paper: Fukui-Kozo (Japanese Handmade paper) - Signed and numbered lower right - Published by Juventudes Musicales de Espana, Barcelona - Printed by Taku...
Category

19th Century Contemporary Sol LeWitt

Materials

Woodcut

Tondo 1 (3 point star)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Linocut on Paper
Category

20th Century Contemporary Sol LeWitt

Materials

Linocut

Untitled
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Signed Edition size: 150
Category

20th Century Contemporary Sol LeWitt

Materials

Aquatint

Brushstrokes in Different Colors in Two Directions: One plate
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
1993 Etching in colors, on Rives BFK paper Image/sheet: 47 x 29 1/2 in. (119.4 x 74.9 cm) Edition of 35 Signed and numbered in pencil, lower margin
Category

1990s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Etching

Untitled (Brown)
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
2004 Lithograph with etching aquatint on Somerset Textured White paper Sheet: 35 3/4 x 36 in. Edition of 30 Signed and numbered in Roman Numerals, lower right
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Geometric Sol LeWitt

Materials

Etching, Aquatint, Lithograph

Loopy Doopy, Blue/Red
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
2000 Oil-based woodcut in colors Sheet: 22 3/8 x 30 in. Edition of 50 Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Geometric Sol LeWitt

Materials

Woodcut

Curved Bands
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
1996 Oil-based woodcut in colors Sheet: 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. Edition of 60 Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right
Category

1990s Abstract Geometric Sol LeWitt

Materials

Woodcut

Wavy Lines with Black Border
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
1997 Aquatint on Awa Kozo paper Sheet: 21 x 24 3/4 in. Edition of 60 Signed and numbered in pencil Unframed, mint condition
Category

1990s Abstract Geometric Sol LeWitt

Materials

Aquatint

Arcs and Bands in Color
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen on Arches 88, 350 Gram paper Signed and numbered Published by Edition Schellmann, New York Printed by akeshi Arita, Tsutomu Katimoto, Pierre-Vincent Braillard, Richard Woo...
Category

20th Century Modern Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Composition pour les JO
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Created by the artist in celebration of the 1992 winter Olympics in Albertville, France, Composition pour les JO was created by Sol LeWitt as an original screenprint in colors on Arc...
Category

20th Century Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Flat Top Pyramid With Colors Superimposed
By Sol LeWitt
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Sol LeWitt Flat Top Pyramid With Colors Superimposed 1988 Silkscreen in Twenty Colors Superimposed 30 x 95 in. Edition of 30 Pencil signed and numbered Accom...
Category

1980s Minimalist Sol LeWitt

Materials

Screen

Wavy Lines (Color) - Print, Abstract art, Minimalism, Contemporary art, Woodcut
By Sol LeWitt
Located in London, GB
Oil-based woodcut printed in colours. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 40. Printed on Awa Kozo paper by Kevin Oster, Watanabe Studio Ltd., New York. Published by ...
Category

1990s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Woodcut

Arcs and Bands in Colors A - F
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Set of six linocuts on rag paper Sheet: 20 x 20 in. (51 x 51 cm), each Edition of 50 Each signed and numbered in pencil Published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York
Category

1990s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Linocut

Wavy Lines with Black Border
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Aquatint on rag paper Sheet: 21 x 24 3/4 in. (53 x 63 cm) Edition of 60 + 10AP Signed and numbered in pencil on lower margin Published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York
Category

1990s Abstract Sol LeWitt

Materials

Aquatint

Sol LeWitt art for sale on 1stDibs

Find wide variety of authentic Sol LeWitt art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you are looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, red, yellow and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Sol LeWitt in linocut, etching, screen print, and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Sol LeWitt art, so small editions measuring 9.5 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the works of Howard Hodgkin, Karel Appel and Louise Nevelson. Sol LeWitt art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $850 and tops out at $45,000, while the average work can sell for $4,950.

Artists Similar to Sol LeWitt

Questions About Sol LeWitt
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sol LeWitt was an American artist who experimented in different forms of art, including sculpture, painting and drawing. What he’s probably best known for is his conceptual art and his belief that the idea of art itself was art. He thought that the conception of the idea was the artists, but the production of the art could be done by anyone, or not done at all. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sol LeWitt said that in conceptual art, the idea behind the art was at least as, if not more, important than what the finished work was. Some of the American artist's most famous works include Wall Drawing N.804, Brushstrokes and Lines in Four Directions. Find a collection of Sol LeWitt art on 1stDibs.

Recently Viewed

View More