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A fascinating glimpse into the friendship of two acclaimed artists, which reveals the great extent to which they
influenced each other’s work and lives
Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt formed a close friendship between the late 1950s and Hesse’s death in 1970. Converging Lines
celebrates this friendship and offers an illuminating look at their close-knit New York circle. Whereas previous
scholarship has examined LeWitt’s impact on Hesse, this is the first publication to demonstrate that the artists
influenced each other’s art and lives in reciprocal and profound ways.
Richly documented, this book includes a personal recollection by Lucy R. Lippard, a distinguished American art writer
and critic who was a close friend of both artists. Also included are reproductions of 39 postcards LeWitt wrote to Hesse
during his international travels, along with a poignant five-page letter that he sent Hesse, attesting to his belief in
her talent; a previously unpublished interview from 2001 with LeWitt about his relationship with Hesse; and an
illustrated chronology drawing upon interviews, photographs, and primary documents from the time. Shedding new light on
the careers and personal lives of Hesse and LeWitt, this publication explores the deep connections between two of the
20th century’s most important artists.