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Star Within Two Circles Dinner Service 'Black' by Sol LeWitt

$2,035per set

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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 dinner plates: 11" diameter Stamped signature with a copyright on the verso. Each setting within each set of eight (dinner plates, salad plates or pasta bowls) shows a star with a different number of points beginning with a 3-point star and going up to a 10-point star. For example, when you purchase a set of eight dinner plates, each plate will have a differently numbered star. If you purchase a complete service of 8 settings (24 pieces total), you will receive 8 matching settings showing 8 different stars. The thumbnails to the left show a 5-point setting, a 10-point setting and a 4-point setting. Our stock is constantly changing, so please give us a call if you're looking for pieces that are immediately available. In the early 1980s, Sol LeWitt and his family bought a rustic farmhouse in Spoleto, Italy. While in Rome looking for new dishes, he and his wife, Carol, discovered that the maiolica pottery they so admired was made locally, almost in their backyard, in Deruta, Italy. The craftspeople in Deruta were continuing the more than 600 year old tradition of creating maiolica, a technique of applying a glossy base glaze whitened with tin oxide onto fired clay pottery. Vivid, hand-painted colors are then added and the pieces are fired again. LeWitt designed his own dinnerware in Deruta and these same pieces are now available through Artware Editions in the full range of colors the artist intended. Each piece is made by hand by the same artisans who for generations have kept this proud and classic Italian tradition alive. This dinnerware is lead-free and dishwasher safe. If we do not already have it in stock the fabrication time is approximately 12 weeks.

Details

  • Creator
    Sol LeWitt (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Diameter: 9.75 in. (24.77 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 24
  • Style
    Minimalist (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2017
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Jersey City, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU892212168463

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    Ships From: Jersey City, NJ
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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About the Artist

Sol LeWitt

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.

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