Lary Bloom - "Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas" - Reading and book signing

Date: 09-24-2019

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Fairfield University Bookstore - 1499 Post Road, Fairfield

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, upended traditional practices of how art is made and marketed. A key figure in minimalism and conceptualism, he proclaimed that the work of the mind is much more important than that of the hand.

Sol LeWitt has remained an enigma to many and Lary Bloom's book brings him to life. Bloom draws on personal recollections of LeWitt, whom he knew in the last years of the artist's life, as well as LeWitt's letters and papers and over one hundred original interviews with his friends and colleagues, including Chuck Close, Ingrid Sischy, Philip Glass, Adrian Piper, Jan Dibbets, and Carl Andre. This absorbing chronicle brings new information to our understanding of this important artist, linking the extraordinary arc of his life to his iconic work.


Lary Bloom is an author, columnist, editor, teacher, playwright and lyricist. His books include The Writer Within, Letters From Nuremberg (with Christopher J. Dodd), The Test of Our Times (with Tom Ridge),, Lary Bloom’s Connecticut Notebook, and The Ignorant Maestro (with Itay Talgam). 

His columns have appeared in the New York Times, Connecticut magazine, the Hartford Courant and other publications. With his wife, Suzanne Levine, he founded Writing at the Mark Twain House and, with novelist Wally Lamb, Praiano Writers, a program on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. He has taught writing at Yale, Fairfield University, Trinity College and Wesleyan University. His plays include Wild Black Yonder, Worth Avenue and the musical A Woman of a Certain Age.

Presented by the MFA in Creative Writing, this event is free and open to the public, and is co-presented by the Fairfield University Art Museum, The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Pequot Library.

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