While he was alive, Sol LeWitt shunned the spotlight. He didn’t give talks unless cornered. He avoided having his photograph taken. He encouraged people to focus on the ideas behind his art, rather than him as the artist. He made it clear that people weren’t to focus on him as a person.
As a result, this book would never have been created during his lifetime. As some suggest, he wouldn’t have approved of it. But it’s a treasure, nevertheless.
You’ll learn more than you thought possible about Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings, his approach to expressing ideas as art, and his extraordinary generosity. And if you are like me, you’ll want to see even more wall drawings and learn more about Sol LeWitt, artist, friend, and decent human being.
I stumbled on this book after seeing the amazing exhibition of wall drawings at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts two years ago. I sat down and started to read it, and couldn’t put it down.