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Mesmerizing creation of collective, conceptual piece of artwork

What better way to celebrate the friendship of artists than to bring people together to create something entirely new?

Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse were two of the most influential minimalist artists of the 1960s, who also shared a lifelong friendship. LeWitt was known for his wall drawings, which were planned by the artist himself, yet executed by a team of assistants.

The Blanton Museum of Art recruited forty-nine University of Texas students to help them create this tribute, the timelapse of which is hypnotizing.

The first drafter has a black marker and makes an irregular horizontal line near the top of the wall. Then the second drafter tries to copy it (without touching it) using a red marker. The third drafter does the same, using a yellow marker. The fourth drafter does the same using a blue marker. Then the second drafter followed by the third and fourth copies the last line drawn until the bottom of the wall is reached…

Full story at YouTube via Kottke.

Art in the making.

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