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- "What one does in
the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself. I've got
to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing
to be in the world. There's enough stuff in the world."
- "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 there are
lots of ways to make good work. You can throw big bucks at a project
and make what some would call crap, or you can work very modestly
with eloquently moving results."
- "A painter paints
the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact
he creates new appearances of things."
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
- "Art prices are
determined by the meeting of real or induced scarcity with pure,
irrational desire, and nothing is more manipulable than desire."