Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

Francesco Clemente

September 4, 2010

“If I have to be honest, I have to bring bad news. The bad news is that I believe that an artist is an artist because he chooses not to tamper with reality; he chooses not to better reality. The creative mind comes at a price, so ultimately, an artist makes an ethical choice—he deals not so much with the world of ideas, but with the world of forms. And the world of forms does not make deals.” – Francesco Clemente

Chuck Close

May 25, 2010

“I wasn’t athletic, I couldn’t catch a ball, I couldn’t throw a ball, I had all kinds of physical limitations as well. So this was it.” – Chuck Close

Herbert Vogel

May 23, 2010

“It had to be affordable and had to fit into the appartment” – Herbert Vogel

Lawrence Weiner

May 23, 2010

“People look at the work and say, oh that’s a feasible solution, and they use it and add their things to it and take things away – that’s the point of design to move things on….” – Lawrence Weiner

Sol Lewitt

May 31, 2009

 

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“You shouldn’t be a prisoner of your own ideas. ” – Sol Lewitt

Alonzo Clemons

January 14, 2009

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Bill Henson

December 12, 2008

 

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“In every form of art, you really want the experience of the images to transcend the medium, for the medium to disappear into the greater experience of viewing the work. So that you forget you are looking at a painting, or a photograph.” – Bill Henson

Allen Ginsberg

November 19, 2008

 

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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by 
madness, starving hysterical naked, 
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn 
looking for an angry fix, 
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly 
connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, 
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat 
up smoking in the supernatural darkness of 
cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities 
contemplating jazz,

Jackson Pollock

November 17, 2008

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“It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.” – Jackson Pollock