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Saul Levitt (Eng. Sol LeWitt; September 9, 1928 - April 8, 2007) - American artist and sculptor, representative of two key areas postmodernism:conceptual art and minimalism. Levitt was one of the first artists to abandon the technical implementation of his own work - and claimed that his main task was a concept, an idea. And anyone can do this already. The idea, according to Levitt, can be expressed by any means: words, signs, three-dimensional structures, photographs. Even after Levitt's death, wall paintings continue to be carried out on his designs.

Features of the work of Sol Levitt: minimalist Levitt created more than a thousand murals. Sometimes these works were carried out for a particular exhibition and destroyed at its end. Colored geometric patterns or black planes covered with hieroglyphic patterns - these works turned on or changed the internal rhythm of the room. But also, Levitt worked on installations and sculpture. At the famous New York exhibition "Primary Constructions" in 1966, Levitt presented sculptures based on a cube - the "basic unit", which the sculptor splits into dozens of internal cubes, connects and displaces several such units relative to each other.

Famous works of Saul Levitt: “Two open modular cubes”, "Wall painting in MoMA".
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