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Sol LeWitt
American (1928–2007)
Composite Series,
Plate #01, 1970

Four-color screen print on Strathmore paper; edition 120/150 20 in × 20 in
Gift of Werner H. and Sarah-Ann Kramarsky; Photography Stephen Petegorsky
©Sol LeWitt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York   UM 1984.24.1


While the practices of artists in this section diverge in many ways, their art is associated with ideas and rule-based concepts. Eager at the time to avoid subjective decisions that had traditionally informed the artistic process, these artists chose to follow a preset plan to be thought out in advance, often explored in serial fashion towards a finite set of possibilities. From these simple predetermined systems, they created many intriguing and beautiful results, often embodying a playful sense of inquiry.


Artists
Jennifer Bartlett
Mel Bochner
Agnes Denes
Donald Judd
Ellsworth Kelly
Sol LeWitt
Dorothea Rockburne
Frank Stella

Jennifer Losch Bartlett, American (1941-2022 ) 
Day and Night, 1979 
Drypoint etching on Arches paper 

Jennifer Losch Bartlett, American (1941-2022 ) 
Day and Night, 1978 
Drypoint etching in color on Arches paper 
 

Jennifer Losch Bartlett, American (1941-2022 ) 
Day and Night, 1978 
Etching and drypoint in color on Arches paper 
 

Mel Bochner, American (1940- ) 
Second Quartet, 1988 
Black and white aquatint and soft ground etching in four parts 
 

Agnes C. Denes, American, born Budapest, Hungary (1931- ) 
Point=Line=Art=Intellect, 1973 
Ink on graph paper 
 

Agnes C. Denes, American, born Budapest, Hungary (1931- ) 
4000 years - "If the mind possesses universal validity – art reveals a universal truth. I want that truth.", 1976 ULAE 
Etching in two colors 
 

Donald Judd, American (1928-1994) 
Untitled, 1977 
Aquatint on paper 
 

Ellsworth Kelly, American (1923-2015) 
Green Curve with Radius of 20’ from the portfolio For Meyer Schapiro, 1973 
Color lithograph with embossing printed on Anjonari paper 
 

Sol LeWitt, American (1928-2007) 
Composite Series, Plate #01, 1970 
Four-color screen print on Strathmore paper 
 

Sol LeWitt, American (1928-2007) 
Composite Series, Plate #05, 1970 
Four-color screen print on Strathmore pap
 

Sol LeWitt, American (1928-2007) 
Composite Series, Plate #02, 1970 
Four-color screen print on Strathmore paper 
 

Sol LeWitt, American (1928-2007) 
Composite Series, Plate #03, 1970 
Four-color screen print on Strathmore paper 
 

Sol LeWitt, American (1928-2007) 
Composite Series, Plate #04, 1970 
Four-color screen print on Strathmore paper 
 

Dorothea Rockburne, Canadian (1932- ) 
Locus Series #1, 1972 
United States; California: San Francisco 
 

Frank Stella, American (b. 1936) 
Untitled (Rabat) from X + X (Ten Works by Ten Painters), 1964 
Screenprint on paper