On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Blanton Museum of Art curator Veronica Roberts details her new exhibition "Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt," which examines the two artists’ friendship and the ways in which they informed each other’s work. The exhibition is accompanied by an excellent catalogue co-published by the Blanton and Yale University Press. It reproduces not only numerous works by the two artists, but marvelous examples of their correspondence. It’s available from Amazon for just $25.The exhibition is on view through May 18.
The image at the bottom of this post is LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #46: Vertical lines, not straight, not touching, uniformly dispersed with density covering the entire surface of the wall (1970), which he created two days after Hesse’s death. Until this piece, which is on view at the Blanton and at MASS MoCA., LeWitt’s line drawings had featured only straight lines. It suggests how Hesse’s ‘lines,’ such as in Addendum (1967, at top) in the collection of the Tate and on exhibit now in "Eva Hesse: One More than One" at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, influenced LeWitt.
See more images of art discussed on the show.