Sol LeWitt, 1968, ‘Buried Cube Containing an Object of Importance but Little Value’. — The burial of the cube reportedly took place in a local garden, but these photographs, referring again to the notion of the series or process, are the only proof that LeWitt’s actions actually took place. A conceptual piece, this work was produced shortly following the publication of LeWitt’s 1968 manifesto describing the new Conceptual art movement. In the manifesto, he declares, “The execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” LeWitt disengages himself from the work and takes a strong “death of the author” stance. However this is only “death of the author” as a craftsman, and “birth of the author” as idea-maker.