Create your own Universe. And share it with the people you respect, and love.André Leon Talley. The Gospel According to André.
Don’t lie. Say what you think and smile. Be ruthless and affectionate. Let them think you’re being ironic. Speak the truth and beam.Glenn O’Brien.
We could fail nobly, even in style. But we were headed upstream.Like Art – Glenn O’Brien on Advertising, p.12. Published by Karma, New York.
You can only go with a first feeling.Richard Wentworth.
… we overlap, but ultimately we’re our own islands.Tom Sachs in conversation with Virgil Abloh – http://www.essentialhommemag.com/conversations-virgil-abloh-tom-sachs/
Everybody’s talking and no one says a word …
Always something happening and nothing going on,
There’s always something cooking and nothing in the pot,
They’re starving back in China so finish what you got.Lyrics from Nobody Told Me by John Lennon, from his posthumous album Milk and Honey, released in 1984.
If my art career really goes down the tubes, I’ve got the best second hand store.Douglas Gordon, interviewed by Berlin Art Link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7pal9qb01M
Remember, it’s all bullshit.Slim Aarons.
I would encourage young people to be patient, because perhaps that’s all skill is.Richard Wentworth.
I probably wouldn’t call it art either – I just did it ‘cos I liked it.Martin Creed – featured on BBC 4′s “Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels”.
Art is not supposed to be about that; it’s not supposed to be sociology … it’s supposed to be that one little f***ing BANG! … Wow! And if it ‘aint about that, it ‘aint worth shit.Lawrence Weiner.
I’m offended by the stupidity of the ‘art world’.Jean Michel Basquiat.
A wise guy who used to make fun of my paintings … he said ‘they’ (Abstract Expressionists) would be good if they could keep the paint as good as it is in the can … and that’s what I tried to do. I tried to keep the paint as good as it was in the can.Frank Stella, quoted in ‘Chromophobia’ by David Batchelor, p98.
If you’re smart and awake why shouldn’t you talk about what’s going on in front of you?Glenn O’Brien, https://soundcloud.com/the-olsson-brothers/the-olsson-brothers-podcast-015-interview-with-glenn-obrien