The only reason that I did any writing … is really the fact that the critics had not understood things very well. They were writing about Minimal Art, but no one defined it … People refer to me as a Minimal artist but no one has ever defined what it means or put any limits to where it begins or ends, what it is and isn’t.

Sol LeWitt, 1974

Paul Cummings interview with Sol LeWitt, July 15 1974, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 46; quote published in James Meyer, Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001), p.  3.