An Aside on Art from Sol Lewitt

Sol Lewitt to Eva Hesse, via Michael Kimmelman’s “the Accidental Masterpiece“:

“Learn to say ‘Fuck You’ to the world once in a while,” LeWitt told Hesse. “You have every right to just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, gasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, rumbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose-sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evel-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding grinding away at yourself and just DO.”

“Don’t worry about cool. Make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world.”

One thought on “An Aside on Art from Sol Lewitt”

  1. i saw a documentary on the history of sneakers recently, in which a japanese collector said something to the effect of “not so cool, is cool”. really stuck with me.

    great blog!

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