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Sentences of Restriction

Sol LeWitt wrote Sentences on Conceptual Art (1969) at a time when artists were radically expanding notions of what art could be and what artists could do, with proclamations like “Ideas can be works of art“ (Sentence #10). To expose this significant text to a larger public, artist John Baldessari2 improvised melodies to each of the 35 sentences in his 1972 video piece Baldessari Sings LeWitt.

“For each work of art that becomes physical
there are many variations that do not.”
—Sol LeWitt