Peter Doig Discussing Sigmar Polke

“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.”

Juergen Teller Discussing “Go-Sees” and Ping-Pong

“For me I realised, in a way, within that period, ninety-eight/ninety-nine, kind of stepping back from fashion, realised what kind of a sense of power you have as a man, and what sense of power you have as a photographer.” – Juergen Teller Excerpt from an interview with the Tate, 2008 Juergen Teller: It’s a […]

Chuck Close on Living in NYC on Less Than $4000 a Year

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 […]

Josef Albers On Squares and the Nature of Expression

@ 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: […]

Brassai Interviews Pablo Picasso: An excerpt from ‘Conversations with Picasso’

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 […]

Ed Ruscha on Wanting a Product and a Final Result

Heaven Hell @ Ed Ruscha “I have really no direction, I have no plans. I can’t write my future. I can’t write my own history. I’m most fascinated by that one idea of the things that are undone now, will be done in five years time.” – Ed Ruscha   MR. RUSCHA: I think the […]

Richard Prince and Damien Hirst. A Conversation. (2009)

“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 […]