Category Archives: Sol Lewitt

A Life of Ideas

|Lary Bloom isn’t in the art business, he was a friend of LeWitt, and as such this biography is more about the man than his art.| There were several curious aspects to my purchase of an original pen and ink … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Sol Lewitt: Spring 2018

Portrait of American artist Sol LeWitt, New York, August 1969. (Photo by Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) This short note is inspired by the fact that Sol LeWitt died in April 2007, and since then exhibits of work created after his … Continue reading

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What an idea looks like

|“Those who understand art only by what it looks like often do not understand very much at all.” -Sol LeWitt, 1973| For reasons most people will not understand, I’m excited about a little work recently added to my collection of … Continue reading

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Sol LeWitt and Robert Smithson on … Sol LeWitt

“I find it difficult to write a statement that will be a correct summation of my philosophy of art. The work itself seems to subvert such statements, while the total of one’s work creates its own philosophy. This emerges from … Continue reading

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The Casual Geometry of Sol Lewitt

Sol Lewitt published “Serial Project #1” in an art magazine during 1967. He commented at the time, “The series would be read by the viewer in a linear or narrative manner (12345; AB B C C C; 1 2 3, … Continue reading

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When geometry becomes art

Euclid’s Elements was one of the first books on mathematics to be printed (Ratdolt Latin Edition, Venice, 1482), and is now thought to be the most widely published book after the Bible. The 1926 essay by Charles Thomas-Stanford clearly demonstrates that … Continue reading

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