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ARTWORLD ADVICE IN ACTION — LETTER FROM SOL LEWITT TO EVA HESSE PERFORMED LIVE

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Whether you’re an artist or a philosopher–or both!–perhaps you’ll find some useful advice in this letter written by Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse in 1965. Reading the letter on stage at a London event called Letters Live, Benedict Cumberbatch passionately brings the words to life: “Learn to say ‘Fuck You’ to the world once in a while,” he yells. “You have every right to.”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnSMIgsPj5M]To learn more about the friendship between these two famous minimalist artists, check out Hyperallergic’s article The Sinuous Lines of Influence Between Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt.

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