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Saatchi Quotes (1943-)
Iraqi British gallerist and art collector known for collecting the YBAs when they were still affordable.
Salle Quotes (1952-)
American painter and printmaker known for his works where images are placed beside and/or overlapping one another.
Saville Quotes (1970-)
British figurative painter known for her large oversized nude women.
Schiele Quotes (1890-1918)
Austrian painter and draftsman known for his expressive drawings of nudes and portraits.
Schnabel Quotes (1950-)
American painter and film maker known for his smashed plate paintings and his film about Jean Michel Basquiat.
M. Schulz Quotes (1922-2000)
American cartoonist most famous for his Peanuts comic strip which had the Snoopy and Charlie Brown characters in it.
Serra Quotes (1939-)
American sculptor known for his large minimalist outdoor sculptures often made from massive curved pieces of rusted steel sheets.
Sherman Quotes (1954-)
American photographer and film maker dealing with various social issues, particularly those dealing with women.
Smart Quotes (1921-2013)
Australian painter known for his depictions of urban landscapes, often forboding and consisting of a single figure.
- "Being a good artist
is the toughest job you could pick, and you have to be a little
nuts to take it on. I love them all."
- "I start with an
inability to see things singularly. The idea that you could muster
the necessary belief in a mark or a shape to let that be the carrier
of all the artistic meaning doesn't work for me. One thing automatically
calls up another thing. And then that rhyme calls up a third thing
to make a kind of chord. I have a musical analogy in mind."
Kooning is my main man, really, because he just did everything
you can do with paint. He reversed it, dripped it, scraped it. But
I want to hold on to a certain amount of reality."
- "I must see new
things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see
crackling trees and wild winds."
- "I don't really
care about anatomy. Something perfectly drawn to me is just somebody
showing you they can draw."
- "If I were a better
artist, I'd be a painter, and if I were a better writer, I'd write
books.. but I'm not, so I draw cartoons!."
- "My work is really
very hard to hurt. I mean people sit on it, write on it, piss on
it, you really can't hurt it, I mean you can graffiti the f*** out
of it, there's not much you can do to it hurt it."
- "Someone once interviewed
me and brought up the question of death, and I totally denied it.
I'm not obsessed with death, and yet, when I started thinking about
it, I realized that I actually was. It's one of those mysteries
of life.. its terrifying and grotesque."
- "Sometimes I'll
drive around for months despair, nothing, nothing, then suddenly
I will see something that seizes me.. a shape, a combination of
shapes, a play of light or shadows and I send up a prayer because
I know I have the germ of a picture."