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Sol LeWitt Quotes

Quotes by Sol LeWitt - (22 quotes)

Sol LeWitt - From the Art category:

I didn't want to save art - I respected the older artists too much to think art needed saving. But I knew it was finished, even though, at that time, I didn't know what I would do. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Artists category:

A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Books category:

Buying books was a way anyone could acquire a work of art for very little. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Contemporary Art category:

All of the significant art of today stems from Conceptual art. This includes the art of installation, political, feminist and socially directed art. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Critics category:

Artists teach critics what to think. Critics repeat what the artists teach them. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Form category:

Artists of many diverse types began using simple forms to their own ends. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Freedom category:

You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Ideas category:

Since art is a vehicle for the transmission of ideas through form, the reproduction of the form only reinforces the concept. It is the idea that is being reproduced. Anyone who understands the work of art owns it. We all own the Mona Lisa. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Importance category:

The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system. It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Methodology category:

In my case, I used the elements of these simple forms - square, cube, line and color - to produce logical systems. Most of these systems were finite; that is, they were complete using all possible variations. This kept them simple. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Modernism category:

Conceptual art became the liberating idea that gave the art of the next 40 years its real impetus. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Money category:

I believe that the artist's involvement in the capitalist structure is disadvantageous to the artist and forces him to produce objects in order to live. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Music category:

The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Photography category:

The other great development has been in photography, but that too was influenced by Conceptual art. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Play category:

Your work isn't a high stakes, nail-biting professional challenge. It's a form of play. Lighten up and have fun with it. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Production category:

The artist is seen like a producer of commodities, like a factory that turns out refrigerators. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Progress category:

Just as the development of earth art and installation art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries, the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Questions category:

When artists make art, they shouldn't question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Renewal category:

Every generation renews itself in its own way; there's always a reaction against whatever is standard. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Subject category:

Minimal art went nowhere. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Thinking category:

Unless you're involved with thinking about what you're doing, you end up doing the same thing over and over, and that becomes tedious and, in the end, defeating. (Sol LeWitt)

Sol LeWitt - From the Words category:

During the '70s I was interested in words and meaning as a way of making art. (Sol LeWitt)