Art quotes about Art

Marina Abramović
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«Art can only be done in destructive societies that have to be rebuilt.»

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reference:Janet A. Kaplan: Deeper and deeper: interview with Marina Abramovic.

John Baldessari
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«If I saw the art around me that I liked, then I wouldn’t do art.»

reference:Robert Ayers (August 7, 2006), John Baldessari, ARTINFO,

Richard Hamilton
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«Bryan Ferry is my best work of art.»

reference:Richard Hamilton | The Digital as a G

David Hockney

«All art is contemporary, if it's alive, and if it's not alive, what's the point of it?»

Richard Long
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«I like the idea that art can be made anywhere, perhaps seen by few people, or not recognised as art when they do.»

reference:LONG, Words after the Fact (1983), [o. P.].

Robert Motherwell
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«Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.»

Frank Stella

«I don't like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life.»

Edward Hopper

«Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist.»

Henry Moore

«The work of art with what might be called prophetic vision is doing more for art than the public authority that plays for safety and gives the public what the ...»

Jonathan Monk
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«Is it or is it not or can it or can it not be? This is something that has been dealt with within the art world for some time and ...»

reference:In einem Interview mit David Shrigley

Marina Abramović
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«Art can only be done in destructive societies that have to be rebuilt.»

reference:Janet A. Kaplan: Deeper and deeper: interview with Marina Abramovic in Art Journal, Summer 1999. BNET, Seite 5,

Sol LeWitt
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«The idea becomes a machine that makes art.»

reference:Joseph Kosuth:Art after Philosophy and After,Collected Writing, 1966-1990,published in MIT Press Verlag,1991, page 15

John Cage
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«If you celebrate it, it's art, if you don't, it isn't.»

reference:Ullrich Schwarz: Rettende Kritik und antizipierte Utopie: Zum geschichtlichen Gehalt ästhetischer Erfahrung in den Theorien von Jan Mukařovský, Walter

Carl Andre
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«Art is what we do. Culture is what is done to us.»

reference:Carl Andre:Cuts,Texts 1959-2004,published in MIT Press Verlag,2005

Jasper Johns
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«I’m believing painting to be language, or wishing language to be any sort of recognition.»

reference:Fred Orton:Figuring Jasper Johns,Essays in Art & Culture,published in Harvard University Press,

Sherrie Levine
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«Appropriation ist ein Etikett, das mich schaudern läßt.»

Ad Reinhardt
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«The one thing to say about art is its breathlessness, lifelessness, deathlessness, contentlessness, formlessness, spacelessness, and timelessness. This is always the end of art.»

reference:Joseph Kosuth:Art after Philosophy and After,Collected Writing, 1966-1990,published in MIT Press Verlag,1991, page 15

Keith Haring

«I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.»

Damien Hirst

«I 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 ...»

Joseph Kosuth
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«The 'value' of particular artists after Duchamp can be weighed according to how much they questioned the nature of art.»

reference:Joseph Kosuth:Art after Philosophy and After,Collected Writing, 1966-1990,published in MIT Press Verlag,1991

Jeff Koons

«Art is information in advance.»

Jeff Koons

«Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better ...»

Jeff Koons

«I think about my work every minute of the day.»

Henry Moore

«All art should have a certain mystery and should make demands on the spectator. Giving a sculpture or a drawing too explicit a title takes away part of that mystery ...»

Charlotte Posenenske
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«That is why 38.000 DM are to be invested … for a fountain or a sculpture. That which is supposedly no longer merely useful—art—gives a good return for the developer. ...»

reference:"Charlotte Posenenske an einen Bauunternehmer", EgoIst 1 (1970): 17.

Edward Hopper

«Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this innerlife will result in his personalvision of the world.»

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