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Johns Quotes (1930-)
American Painter and printmaker known for his Pop inspired works like the American flag paintings and targets.
Judd Quotes (1928-1994)
American sculptor and installation artist known for large abstract works, associated with minimalism.
- "I'm not sure what
'coming out right' means. It often means that what you do holds
a kind of energy that you wouldn't just put there, that comes about
through grace of some sort."
- "Usually when someone
says a thing is too simple, they're saying that certain familiar
things aren't there, and they're seeing a couple maybe that are
left, which they count as a couple, that's all. But actually there
may be those couple of things and several new things to which they
aren't paying attention. These may be quite complex."
- "Painting has a
nature which is not entirely translatable into verbal language.
I think painting is a language, actually. Its linguistic in
a sense, but not in a verbal sense. I think that one wants from
painting a sense of life. And I think that is true. One wants to
be able to use all of one's facilities in all aspects of one's life."
- "I didn't want to
get into something which is played out and narrow. I want to do
as I like, invent my own interests."
- "I have no ideas
about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think thats
a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious
reason. I intuitively paint flags."
- "I don't think anyone
now would say that they're painting the state of the culture of
America. I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody
to claim. You're only dealing with whatever you know, which is a
very small part of it and later on it'll look like it has something
to do with the period."