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- "I tell young people
that the greatest paintings in museums are made with minerals mixed
in oil schmeared on cloth with the hair from the back of a pig's
ear. It's that simple."
- "I opened my own
gallery, in 1980, which I always thought was the most honest thing
you could do. It's like a chef opening his restaurant."
- "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."
- "I was always doing
my own things. I always wondered why there are books, with photographs
of all the artists of that period, and I was only in one! I thought:
where was I? But I never was there. I was somewhere else."
- "I wanted to sell
my paintings because it would enable me to quit my job, whether
as a cook or delivering house plants or whatever else I was doing
and paint full time. But I had to have a gallery just to give me
- "On the floor I
am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since
this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally
be in the painting."
- "Art prices are
determined by the meeting of real or induced scarcity with pure,
irrational desire, and nothing is more manipulable than desire."