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photography is the supreme test of the photographer
and often the supreme disappointment.
Adams > Photography,
don't listen to what art critics say. I don't
know anybody who needs a critic to find out what
Michel Basquiat > Meaning,
say to me that my work's sensational. And I go,
"What's wrong with sensation? It's like touching
skin." Sensation is an element of what I
do, and why not? It's not sensational for the
sake of being sensational, but it's sensational
Hirst > Art
make installations and the final result is a video
projection and the photograph. If I didnt
make video projections, then call me one thing;
if I didnt make photos, then call me another.
Tunick > Photography,
worked really hard. I've made three pieces of
seminal art in my life. If I died tomorrow, I'd
be remembered for making them. There are a lot
of artists who, no matter how hard they work in
their lives, will never make anything seminal.
Emin > Work,
of the things I'm doing in Yorkshire is finding
out how difficult it is to learn not to see like
cameras, which has had such an effect on us. The
camera sees everything at once. We don't. There's
a hierarchy. Why do I pick out that thing as opposed
to that thing or that thing?"
Hockney > Photography,
money is art and working is art and good business
is the best art.
Warhol > Money,
I walk around and I see one object and it affects
me. I can't just choose any object or any theme
to work with. I can be confronted by an object
and be interested in a specific thing about it,
and then the context develops simultaneously.
I never try to create a context artificially.
Koons > Work,
put off until tomorrow what you are willing to
die having left undone.
Picasso > Death,
actually graduated as a painter, so I don't have
the many specific skills need to make all of the
kinds of work I am interested in. I work with
other people to make my work.
Piccinini > Art
auction room, as anyone knows, is an excellent
medium for sustaining fictional price levels,
because the public imagines that auction prices
are necessarily real prices.
Hughes > Art
should astonish, transmute, transfix. One must
work at the tissue between truth and paranoia.
Whiteley > Work,
criticism, I would say, is about the most ungrateful
form of "elevated" writing I know of.
It may also be one of the most challenging.. if
only because so few people have done it well enough
to be remembered.. but I'm not sure the challenge
is worth it.
Greenberg > Art
always thought that there shouldn't be any limit
to the things that are well designed. And I think
that people who consider that art should only
be kept for art galleries and doesn't have a role
in public life, I think that's too narrow.
Done > Thinking,
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