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Artworld Advice in Action — Letter from Sol Lewitt to Eva Hesse Performed Live


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.”

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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