Sol LeWitt Quotes on art

Artists teach critics what to think. Critics repeat what the artists teach them... view

By: Sol LeWitt

Minimalism wasn't a real idea - it ended before it started... view

By: Sol LeWitt

Also, 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... view

By: Sol LeWitt

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

By: Sol LeWitt

Artists of many diverse types began using simple forms to their own ends... view

By: Sol LeWitt

During the '70s I was interested in words and meaning as a way of making art... view

By: Sol LeWitt

All of the significant art of today stems from Conceptual art. This includes the art of installation, political, feminist and socially directed art... view

By: Sol LeWitt

The other great development has been in photography, but that too was influenced by Conceptual art... view

By: Sol LeWitt

The system is the work of art.. view

By: Sol LeWitt

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

By: Sol LeWitt

Conceptual art became the liberating idea that gave the art of the next 40 years its real impetus... view

By: Sol LeWitt

I became interested in making books, starting about 1965, when I did the Serial Project #1, deciding that I needed a small book to show how the work could be understood and how the system worked... view

By: Sol LeWitt

Buying books was a way anyone could acquire a work of art for very little... view

By: Sol LeWitt

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... view

By: Sol LeWitt

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... view

By: Sol LeWitt

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... view

By: Sol LeWitt

Minimal art went nowhere... view

By: Sol LeWitt

The artist is seen like a producer of commodities, like a factory that turns our refrigerators... view

By: Sol LeWitt

The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature... view

By: Sol LeWitt