"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."-Tyler Green, Modern Art Notes -- Tyler Green Modern Art Notes "Historians have made much of the influence of conceptualist Sol Lewitt on artist Eva Hesse, but this book-and its corresponding exhibition-effortlessly proves that this inspiration went both ways."-Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly "Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt were the closest of friends, their bond informing much of their work. A new book, Converging Lines, chronicles their kinship through personal photos, affectionate letters and ... postcards from across the globe."-T: The New York Times Style Magazine T: The New York Times Style Magazine "A word about the show's catalog: It's one of the best I've ever seen. Its size (generous, but not clumsily large), weight (hefty but not uncomfortable), fonts, paper, interior images and cover illustration (a 1968 work on paper by Hesse that gracefully sums up the show's premise) are just about perfect. The essays-by the show's curator, Veronica Roberts; art historian Kirsten Swenson; and Ms. Lippard, the veteran critic-are informative and argot-free ... The "Converging Lines" catalog should be a model for museum publications to come."-Peter Plagens, Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Veronica Roberts is curator of modern and contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin. Lucy R. Lippard is a writer, curator, and activist who was a close friend of Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt. Kirsten Swenson is assistant professor of contemporary art and aesthetics at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.