Bacon felt very strongly about phraseology. He erased words like ‘very, very’, or ‘well’, and ‘you see’, but added words like ‘accident’ and ‘artificial’.
No one was selling any work then, understand that. All these things that you know about now. I could tell you story after story.
Painting, 1946 @ The Estate of Francis Bacon “”I think that life is violent and most people turn away from that side of it in an attempt to live a life that is screened. But I think they are merely fooling themselves. I mean, the act of birth is a violent thing, and the act […]
“Polke would make use of other people’s drawings or would reference amateur works. Also, his take on popular culture was not always about things that were recognisable.”
“We know that the Negro artist does have a problem, you see. He has a problem far beyond that of the white artist, speaking generally. We know this. So we must say we know this, we accept this fact.” – Jacob Lawrence Excerpt from an Interview of Jacob Lawrence conducted 1968 October 26, by Carroll […]
Silk-screening makes repetition part of the meaning of the image. Even one silk-screened print is felt as a repetition, and Warhol repeats these images until repetition is magnified into a theme of variance and invariance, and of the success and failures of identicalness. Prince of Boredom: The Repetitions and Passivities of Andy Warhol By William […]
Queen of Hearts, 1943-46 @ The Willem de Kooning Foundation “It is very interesting to notice that a lot of people who want to take the talking out of painting, for instance, do nothing else but talk about it.” – Willem de Kooning What Abstract Art Means to Me By Willem de Kooning, February […]
Mark, 1979. acrylic on canvas, 9′ x 7′ (29.6 x 23 m). “It was possible to have a part-time job working maybe two or two-and-a-half days a week, and afford to rent a 2,000 or 2,500 square foot loft, and actually still have money left over to buy meat.” – Chuck Close Excerpt from an […]
@ the Estate of Josef Albers “I still like to believe that the square is a human invention. And that tickles me. So when I have a preference for it then I can only say excuse me.” – Josef Albers An interview of Josef Albers conducted 1968 June 22-July 5, by Sevim Fesci EVIM FESCI: […]
“I mean there was that twenty-minute experience of thinking, well, all my life has been wasted but this is marvellous…” – Franz Kline
Girl Before A Mirror by Pablo Picasso “People are always asking me to sign my old canvases. It’s ridiculous!” – Picasso An excerpt from Conversations with Picasso by Brassaï Wednesday 20 October 1943 The table, only yesterday covered with dust, is completely clean. Catalogs, brochures, books, and letters have been carefully dusted and even arranged by size […]
“The fact that de Kooning would disappear, fall down and black out for a couple of days gave me bad memories… I was just in Tribeca the other day trying to explain to someone that in 1975 there was nothing there except burned out buildings…” – Richard Prince Richard Prince: Do you have any […]