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There’s a New Exhibition That Takes Sign Spinning Into the World of Sol LeWitt

A show that invites us to question the divisions between art and public life. If you live in America, surely at one point you’ve seen a sign spinner dancing on a street corner. Primarily employed to attract people to go shop nearby, the job itself has become a phenomenon of sorts, especially in Las Vegas, where there is an annual World Sign Spinning Championship.
SANTA ANA, CA
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Sign Spinning Meets Sol LeWitt at Santa Ana's Grand Central Art Center

To 13-year professional sign spinner Joey Castonon, absolutely. Though admittedly, it's an opinion he didn't adopt until he met artist Yumi Janairo Roth and took part in her "Spin (after Sol LeWitt)" art exhibition at the Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) in Santa Ana. "Conceptual art and sign spinning were...
SANTA ANA, CA
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Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints

Co-published by Yale University Press, New Britain Museum of American Art, and Williams College Museum of Art (2020) “In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art” Sol LeWitt wrote in Art Forum in 1967.
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theberkshireedge.com

Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt prints at Williams College Museum of Art through June 11

WILLIAMSTOWN — Admission is free at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), and that should be reason enough to visit one of New England’s most picturesque towns this Spring. But there are other reasons, and 200 of them are good until June 11: WCMA is exhibiting 200 prints by one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century, Sol LeWitt.
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
berkshirefinearts.com

Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints

The Williams College Museum of Art presents Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints, on view from February 18 through June 11, 2022. The conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) is best known for his programmatic wall drawings and modular structures, but alongside these works he generated thousands of lithographs, silkscreens, etchings, aquatints, woodcuts, and linocuts. Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s printmaking to date, including single prints and series, for a total of over 200 individual prints.
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openculture.com

Hear Benedict Cumberbatch Reading Letters by Kurt Vonnegut, Alan Turing, Sol LeWitt, and Others

Many know Benedict Cumberbatch as neurosurgeon-turned-Master of the Mystic Arts Doctor Strange. Originally created in the 1960s by Marvel Comics artist and writer Steve Ditko, the character has gained a new fan following through the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2016’s Doctor Strange, the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and several other MCU pictures besides, he’s been played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Open Culture readers may know Cumberbatch better as the 21st-century detective protagonist of the BBC series Sherlock — or, even more likely, as a reader-out-loud of historical and literary letters.
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New Britain Herald

Works by New Britain native Sol LeWitt gets wider audience with new exhibit

NEW BRITAIN – The exhibit Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints is set to get a bigger audience. Currently showing at the New Britain Museum of American Art, the exhibit will now also be presented at the Delamar West Hartford. The prints will be drawn from the LeWitt Collection and the New Britain Museum of American Art.
NEW BRITAIN, CT