A Piece of Work
A Piece of Work
WNYC Studios
The Writing on the Wall
21 minutes Posted Aug 9, 2017 at 9:00 am.
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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

View artwork from this episode at wnyc.org/textart

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About the podcast: 

From WNYC Studios and MoMA, A Piece of Work is everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Hosted by "Broad City"’s Abbi Jacobson, this 10-episode series explores everything from Pop art to performance in lively conversations with curators, artists, and Abbi’s friends, including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul, and Questlove.

Produced by WNYC Studios. www.wnycstudios.org