Krakow 2001.01. Number 16 in an edition of 50. Plate 1 from a set of five linocuts, Distorted Cubes (A-E). Signed and numbered in pencil lower right margin: “LeWitt 16/50”. Published by Pace Editions, Inc., New York (with Pace Prints label verso). Printed by Watanabe Studio, Brooklyn, NY. A fine impression in fine condition. Sheet measures 35 x 42 1/2 inches.
“In a recent tour-de-force series of five linoleum cuts, [LeWitt] distorts, elongates, and compresses the cube in a Mannerist study of perspective and shape. The twenty-one cubes were carved on separate blocks, which were then assembled like a jigsaw puzzle into a rectangular frame. Each print in the series reflects one of four possible configurations of the twenty-one blocks with concurrent changes in color. In typical LeWitt fashion, he experimented with printmaking’s flexibility by also creating a black-and-gray version of one of the four to complete the series.” – Publication excerpt from an essay by Wendy Weitman, in Deborah Wye, Artists and Prints: Masterworks from The Museum of Modern Art, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2004, p. 194.