The Writing on the Wall

There are new paintings and drawings by Sol LeWitt being made all the time -- even though the artist died in 2007. That’s possible because LeWitt’s wrote instructions for creating his works  art, for other people to make. Abbi and writer Samantha Irby consider a piece by Glenn Ligon that takes a line by Zora Neale Hurston and repeats it over and over -- transforming the text into something new. Plus, Martine Syms tells Abbi why she puts giant letters right on the gallery walls. Also featuring: Mark Joshua Epstein Special thanks to Tracie Hunte and Brianne Doak.   Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawing #1144, Broken Bands of Color in Four Directions. 2004. Synthetic polymer paint on wall, 8' x 37' (243.8 x 1127.8 cm) (The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously. © 2017 Sol LeWitt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)     Glenn Ligon. Untitled (How it feels to be colored me...Doubled). 1991. Oilstick on paper, 31 3/4 x 16" (80.6 x 41 cm). (The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Bohen Foundation. © 2017 Glenn Ligon)    

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