Throughout his career Warhol almost always threw bones like this to insiders who always loved to play spot the precedent.
— Blake Gopnik, Warhol
De Antonio who was there to witness Warhol's effort, recognized the courage it took. "As soon as you say "commercial art" it's simply judged "oh what a nice drawing" and it passes, or "does it sell shoes?" And then it passes. But to put "art" up for real, then you're being judged. Your ego is on the line in a very hard way." Warhol's challenge, and he knew it, was to step up and make works that truly mattered and that were recognized by others as mattering.
— Blake Gopnik, Warhol
To Farley, creativity has always been a volume business.
— Brett Martin, "Why Did This Guy Put a Song About Me on Spotify?," The New York Times Magazine
Even two decades later, the noted film critic Jonas Mekas was still arguing for the idea that “there is no art, that everything is craft.”
— Blake Gopnik, Warhol
But, you know, for a woman. She has the baby. And then she has that connection, right? For a guy it's so abstract.
— Dougie, "Green Queen," The Curse
If you really want to separate your work from everyone else's, every time you come to a Y in the road, don't think about which way to go; automatically take the toughest route.
— Richard Serra via @irwinadam
It has been moving so quickly that the only record is airplane tickets and articles in magazines from the various trips and exhibitions, someday I suppose these will constitute my biography. Now I regret that I didn't continue to write constantly.
— Keith Haring, June 7, 1986 journal entry via Brad Gooch, Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring
He was also starting to worry about the mortality of his materials, and so, of his legacy.
— Brad Gooch, Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring
The world will, however, go on without me being there to see it, it just won't be "my" world then. That is what interests me most about the situation that I am in now. I am making things in the world that won't go away when I do. If this "success" had not happened, then maybe the world would not know these things after I go away. But now ! know, as I am making these things, that they are "real" things, maybe more "real" than me, because they will stay here when I go.
— Keith Haring, 24th birthday journal entry via Brad Gooch, Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring
These things make this small room seem like a very big room." He wrote in one of his typed statements. "This room stretches all over the world and spans several years. These things that I have, the things that I keep with me, what I choose to keep around me, what I like to look at, who I think about, what I think I am."
— Brad Gooch, Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring
He tried to do his spoken word poetry things and people still talk about how horrible it was. Because it wasn't fun, it was repetitive word play. But unless you were studying them, you didn't care.
— Drew Straub via Brad Gooch, Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring
It came into my head because it's a natural human instinct to combine those two things.
— Lily on calling someone a "goose spider"
“I said, ‘Well, you did get to experience the artwork, because the exclusion of men is the artwork,’” Ms. Kaechele said.
— Natasha Frost, "A Museum’s Feminist Artwork Excluded Men. So One Man Took It to Court.," The New York Times
There used to be this meme page Dank Lloyd Wright that would post 50 posts a day about ants
sure grandma let's get you to bed
— @dank.lloyd.wright post captioned "Who remember"
Ladybug Years To Human Years
— Ladybug Age Calculator via @graayd
He later found "completely hysterical" his parents' decision to name all their children using the first letters of their alma mater, Kutztown Area High.
— Brad Gooch, Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring
— Portion of epitaph on grave of Mrs. Catharine Drinkhouse Smith, Laurel Hill Cemetery
I'll give you bonus points if you find the Smurf.
— Philadelphia Museum of Art guard on Simon Sparrow's, “Assemblage with Faces”
A Rothko on the side of a racecar.
— Mr. Luce
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer plans to build an exact replica of the Titanic, aiming to set sail in 2027.
— @starworldlab