LEWITT, Sol. Piramidi. 10 lithographs, each 222 × 680 mm, in publisher's cardboard box, preserved in a new cloth folding box. Turin: Marco Noire Editore, 1986.
This stunning set of lithographs recall the splendid wall drawings of pyramids that the artist conceived of between 1985 and 1994. These consisted of floor to ceiling pyramids constructed of multiple facets, set against uniform backgrounds. Each work was drawn directly on the walls in successive layers of delicate ink washes, alternating in yellow, red, blue and gray. It is no accident that the results recall Renaissance frescoes since LeWitt first developed this technique after moving from New York to Spoleto, Italy in 1980. Unlke the wall drawings, many of which no longer exist, this set of lithographs bears lasting testimony to Lewitt's genius.
An immaculate copy in its original cardboard box. One of an edition of 400 copies, signed by Lewitt.
Barbara Krakower Gallery, Sol Lewitt Prints Catalogue Raisonne 1986.02.
Item nr. 169582