In Conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work?all planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctoryaffair. The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.
1967 'Paragraphs on Conceptual Art', in Artforum, summer.
One usually understands the art of the past by applying the conventions of the present thus misunderstanding the art of the past.Sol LeWitt
Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.Sol LeWitt
The artist’s aim is not to instruct the viewer, but to give information, whether the viewer understands the information is incidental to the artist.Sol LeWitt
The ideas need not be complex. Most ideas that are successful are ludicrously simple. Successful ideas generally have the appearance of simplicity because they seem inevitable.Sol LeWitt