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LeWitt, Sol. SOL LEWITT: AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1980. New York City, NY: Multiples, Inc./Lois And Michael Torf New York, 1980. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 116 pages. Fine/Fine.

Artist Book. One of the most influential Conceptual Artist Books of the 20th century. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Sol LeWitt: Oversize-volume format. White softcovers, as issued. Photographs by Sol LeWitt. There is very minimal text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Sol LeWitt's "Autobiography 1980". His pictorial autobiography, circa 1980, rigorously and originally restricted to his physical, material space, whose specific objects nevertheless refer to both his inner life (private thoughts, feelings, sensations) and mental life (as a Conceptual artist of the first rank). "Shows LeWitt's work space, tools, cabinets for storage, furniture, books, appliances, clocks, records and tapes, pieces of art and family photographs. Each of the nine photographs on every page is arranged in a grid format. Every reference is the same size with no object in his space more important than another" (Publisher's blurb). "The artist catalogues every corner, crevice, and item in his loft: The bare facts of his everyday existence. We investigate each image, but the significance of this Autobiography derives from the connection between images on a page, on a spread, and from page to page. Presents the life of the artist as the life of a particular person, in a particular culture, at a particular time and place. An unparalleled work. Singular in its demonstration that LeWitt's abstract geometric forms are inextricable from the experience of his life and culture" (Adam Weinberg). An absolute "must-have" title for Sol LeWitt collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, placed, and dated in black ink-pen on the front free endpaper (his preferred page) by Sol LeWitt. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great Artist Book. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and despite its imperfection (toning and minimal wear on DJ spine and edges, but they're there) is still in especially fine condition: Every single internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. It is NOT price-clipped. It has NO bumping or markings. Please note: Copies available online have very serious flaws. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 116 plates encompassing 1116 images. One of the most brilliant artists of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0960557806. $1200.00

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