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the first time I know what love is; what friends
are; and what art should be. Love is a seeking
for a way of life; the way that cannot be followed
alone; the resonance of all spiritual and physical
things. Friendship is another form of love.. more
passive perhaps, but full of the transmitting
and acceptances of things like thunderclouds and
grass and the clean granite of reality. Art is
both love and friendship and understanding: the
desire to give. It is not charity, which is the
giving of things. It is more than kindness, which
is the giving of self. It is both the taking and
giving of beauty, the turning out to the light
of the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit.
It is a recreation on another plane of the realities
of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities
of earth and men, and of all the interrelations
Adams > Love,
start a picture and I finish it. I don't think
about art while I work. I try to think about life.
Michel Basquiat > Art
don't listen to what art critics say. I don't
know anybody who needs a critic to find out what
Michel Basquiat > Meaning,
I make a painting, it should be seen for what
it's set out to do too. A lot of the things that
I do, it's not all art. Some of it's design, some
of it's illustration, some of it's graphics, some
of it's concept, some of it's business and some
of it, hopefully, is art.
Done > Painting,
shouldn't be something that you go quietly into
an art gallery and dip your forelock and say 'I
have to be very quiet, I'm in here amongst the
art.' It's here, art's everywhere. It's how you
use your eyes. It's about the enjoyment of visual
things. And it's certainly not for any one group
Done > Enjoy,
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,
is something that really hurts. I once said I
would swap all the art and all the success to
get rid of the unhappiness.
Emin > Sad,
should be something revelatory about art. It should
be totally new and creative, and it should open
doors for new thoughts and new experiences.
Emin > Inspirational,
a terrible cook, but if I could cook, I would
see that as art as well, its how much creative
energy you put into something.
Emin > Creative,
really good about the word 'art' is that 'art'
is a word like 'love,' or 'god,' or whatever.
It transcends so many things.
Emin > Good,
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 afflictions of art and of taste is the
untruth you may tell yourself about the operations
of your taste, or let's say, the results of your
taste and the untruth you may tell to others.
You're told that Raphael was a great painter and
you can't see it yourself, but since you've been
told it, you've read it everywhere and so forth,
you look at a Raphael and you may look at a failed
one and say, "well, it's got to be good because
Raphael is so famous, the authorities say he's
so good." That's one of the worst ways in
which to begin or to continue looking at art.
Greenberg > Likes,
visual arts, prodigies don't count. In music and
literature, yes, but not in art.
Greenberg > Art,
goes on in your head. If you said something interesting,
that might be a title for a work of art and I'd
write it down. Art comes from everywhere. It's
your response to your surroundings. There are
on-going ideas I've been working out for years,
like how to make a rainbow in a gallery. I've
always got a massive list of titles, of ideas
for shows, and of works without titles.
Hirst > Art,
very hard as an artist to admit you have a desire
to be famous. To be an artist is not about fame;
it's about art, which is this intangible thing
that has got to have lots of integrity, whereas
being famous doesn't really take any integrity.
But I think you have to admit that you want to
be famous, otherwise you can't be an artist. Art
and fame together are like a desire to live forever.
Hirst > Art,
did an installation called Pharmacy, and now I'm
doing it as a restaurant.. I just want to make
it a great place to be. Whether that's art or
not, I don't know. What I do know is it's fulfilling
all my needs as an artist. I think it's art.
Hirst > Art,
getting more from designing a new restaurant now
than from the art world. I think art's about life.
Hirst > Art,
think art is good at looking back and looking
forward. I don't think art is good at looking
head-on. At the end of the day, people are more
important than paintings.
Hirst > Art,
art is contemporary, if it's alive, and if it's
not alive, what's the point of it?
Hockney > Contemporary,
have always tended to take art contextually. If
I have any merits as a critic, they have to do
with my ability as a storyteller.. and above all
I wanted to tell a story.
Hughes > Art
don't like the idea of art being a pseudo-religion.
I love genuinely visionary, mystical art.
Hughes > Art,
love art that is really fully embodied, that has
a somatic character, not art that has some kind
of academic, post-structuralist simper.
Hughes > Art,
interested in the morality of what it means to
be an artist. As an artist I'm most concerned
with what art means to me, how it defines my life
Koons > Artist,
basic story line is about art leaving the realm
of the artist, when the artist loses control of
Koons > Art
is not the application of a canon of beauty but
what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond
any canon. When we love a woman we dont
start measuring her limbs.
Picasso > Art,
is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant
innocents, never allowed into contact with those
not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous.
Where it is chaste, it is not art.
Picasso > Art
never ceases to amaze me when ordinary people
get into the spirit of what I'm doing. It's pivotal
to my art.
Tunick > Art
money is art and working is art and good business
is the best art.
Warhol > Money,
art is the step that comes after Art. I started
as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as
a business artist.
Warhol > Art,
should astonish, transmute, transfix. One must
work at the tissue between truth and paranoia.
Whiteley > Work,
fine art of painting, which is the bastard of
alchemy, always has been always will be, a game.
The rules of the game are quite simple: in a given
arena, on as many psychic fronts as the talent
allows, one must visually describe, the centre
of the meaning of existense.
Whiteley > Painting,
most fundamental reason one paints is in order
Whiteley > Paint,
is the thrilling spark that beats death - thats
Whiteley > Death,
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