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- "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."
- "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."
- "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 want paint to
work as flesh, I know my idea of portraiture came from dissatisfaction
with portraits that resembled people. I would wish my portraits
to be of the people, not like them. Not having to look at the sitter,
being them. As far as I am concerned, the paint is the person. I
want it to work for me just as the flesh does."
- "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."