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Sol LeWitt's Life and Work

Friday, May 09, 2014

Dutch filmmaker Chris Teerink talks about conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, who was a notoriously camera-shy, self-effacing, and generous soul and is among the 20th century’s most important conceptual artists. In his documentary “Sol LeWitt,” Teerink weaves together rare archival material with footage of the 2011 installation of Wall Drawing #801: Spiral—a white line spiraling down the black wall of a cupola for more than three miles.

Watch the trailer:

A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary
Courtesy of Icarus Films/Icarus Films
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary "Sol LeWitt," showing an installation by the Sol LeWitt.
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary
Courtesy of Icarus Films/Icarus Films
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary "Sol LeWitt," showing an installation by the Sol LeWitt.
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary 'Sol LeWitt,' showing an installation by the Sol LeWitt.
Courtesy of Icarus Films/Icarus Films
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary "Sol LeWitt," showing an installation by the Sol LeWitt.
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary
Courtesy of Icarus Films
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary "Sol LeWitt," showing an installation by the Sol LeWitt.
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary
Courtesy of Icarus Films/Icarus Films
A scene from Chris Teerink’s documentary "Sol LeWitt," showing an installation by the Sol LeWitt.

Guests:

Chris Teerink

Comments [3]

pliny from soho

just a little taste of Mad Magazine
in the more exuberant ones.

May. 09 2014 01:25 PM
Andrea

Why is "spiritual" for lack of a better word? What's wrong with this word?

May. 09 2014 01:13 PM

wow, amazing work when compared against the great masters. who knew rembrandt and michaelangelo had it all wrong. wasnt there an uproar about how dare they want to have a norman rockwell exhibit as he was just a crappy illustrator, yet this is considered great art. bravo WNYC with wasting my time

May. 09 2014 12:43 PM

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