Lot 6


BARRY LE VA (1941 - ) ET AL, AMERICAN
FOUR X FOUR X FOUR (COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF FOUR WORKS BY VARIOUS ARTISTS), 1990 [SANDBACK, 31]

Four colour silkscreens by 4 artists including:

1. Barry Le Va (1941- ), UNTITLED;
2. Sol Le Witt (1928-2007), COLORS WITH LINES IN FOUR DIRECTIONS WITHIN A BLACK BORDER (BLUE);
3. Robert Mangold (1937-), UNTITLED [Sandback, 31]; and
4. Mel Bochner (1940- ), UNTITLED, dated 1968/1990 in pencil.

Each signed, dated and numbered 59/100 in pencil to margins. Each published by Parasol Press, New York.


Sheet 48" x 48 " — 116.1 x 102.9 cm.

Provenance:
Prominent Private Collection

Note:
Four x Four x Four, 1990 is a complete portfolio of works by Barry le Va, Mel Bochner, Sol Lewitt and Robert Mangold, each with their own distinctive style. The portfolio is a comprehensive discussion between geometric mastery and minimalism. Le Va’s work reflects his traditional black-and-white restrained style, a monochromatic maze. Sol Lewitt was a leading force behind the Conceptual Art movement which gained significant traction in the 1960s. Lewitt’s visual language is intellectual with hints of mathematical equations and architectural precision. Reminiscent of fractal patterns or snowflakes his work in this portfolio demonstrates the consistent repetition of these hexagonal and linear forms fuse together the beauty of nature and the mechanical. In equal measure, Mel Bochner’s work also injects both the geometrical and conceptual with the basic language of relationships within space. Robert Mangold’s minimalistic touch is represented by his print’s deep maroon background with a simple black line, creating a grasping presence.


Estimate: $3,200—4,800

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