The Easel

From designing Seventeen mag to defining conceptual art: Sol LeWitt

There may be a scholarly debate over whether LeWitt’s was a Minimalist or a Conceptualist but few object to his art being called austere. He was not the least interested in painterliness; it was all about the abstract idea. An exhibition of his wall drawings, now on display in Spain, was created by technicians and a mathematician following his written instructions. The result … “you couldn’t fail to be impressed”.