“Materiality has always been a strong thread in my work.”
Bacon felt very strongly about phraseology. He erased words like ‘very, very’, or ‘well’, and ‘you see’, but added words like ‘accident’ and ‘artificial’.
“I was completely blind by the way. My optic nerve had been bounced off. I couldn’t see a goddamn thing. I had a huge hole in my leg, went right through here.”
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 […]
“This work is about something else, something more abstract. The function of the desert and Salton Sea in Lago is more psychological than political. ” – Ron Jude
“To be spiritual is to look for the key. So yes. My art is only questions. If you want to call it spiritual, it is spiritual.” – Christian Boltanski
“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.”
from Go-Sees @ Juergen Teller “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, […]
Tthe more cultures and countries you get exposed to, the more you see that people are alike. We are all the same.” Marc Riboud
The Migration Series Panel no. 17 @ Jacob Lawrence “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 […]
Blue Range, Butte, Montana, 2000 @ Wim Wenders “It’s (spirituality) driving my work. You cannot separate. I cannot say I have a professional life and apart from that I am also a spiritual person. I cannot keep that apart.” – Wim Wenders In Conversation with Wim Wenders and Donata Wenders by Sabine Mirlesse Sabine Mirlesse: […]