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- "I often find that
having an idea in my head prevents me from doing something else.
Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea."
- "I don't listen
to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic
to find out what art is."
Jean Michel Basquiat
- "The beautiful is
in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of
reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist
who discovers it."
- "When I am halfway
there with a painting, it can occasionally be thrilling.. But it
happens very rarely; usually it's agony. I go to great pains to
mask the agony. But the struggle is there. It's the invisible enemy."
- "My audience comprises
everybody, not just the bourgeois. But there are people who don't
take me seriously and that annoys me. I work really, really hard.
I should be bigger than this."
- "I think that one
wants from a painting a sense of life. The final suggestion, the
final statement, has to be not a deliberate statement but a helpless
statement. It has to be what you can't avoid saying."
- "Art prices are
determined by the meeting of real or induced scarcity with pure,
irrational desire, and nothing is more manipulable than desire."