As artist Joe Hanson suggests, "Much of what has been called public art might better be defined as private indulgence."
— Suzanne Lacy, "Cultural Pilgrimates and Metaphoric Journeys," Mapping The Terrain: New Genre Public Art
It was more about the way that events, in all their messy reality, boiled down to the canonical fact. The way that a narrative becomes the narative.
— Tom O'Neill, Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
I moved so much that I stopped collecting things.
— Sun Ho*
That duality which is the very mark of art: the tension between the wish to say (explicitness, literalness) and the wish to be silent (truncation, economy, condensation, evocativeness, mystery, exaggeration).
— Susan Sontag, "Posters: Advertisement, Art, Political Artifact, Commodity," The Art of Revolution: 96 Posters from Cuba
The meaning of things can change on a dime.
— Janet*
America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers.
— Announcer at Sea Dogs Field of Dreams game
Cider donuts.
— Jonathan
Cooler & Warmer
— Old Rhode Island slogan
If Gournay wins, a page of Montaigne may also come to look simpler, for it could reduce the desire for the visually disruptive sprinkling of "A," "B," and "C" letters signifying different layers of composition. They would still be of interest, but they were first put in by editors working from the Bordeaux Copy whose motivation was partly to make their hard work fully visible.
— Sarah Bakewell, How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Isn't that what baseball's all about? Tradition? It's a museum masquerading as a sport.
— Alex Levy, The Morning Show
Cover the book in thinly sliced mortadella and walk out.
— David Horvitz, How to Shoplift Books
Echoing the phrase “all press is good press”: any remix is a good remix. To be referenced is to still be culturally relevant. So if you own an NFT describing Arachnid Person, you want to contribute to an environment where as many people want to include Arachnid Person in their works as possible so that Arachnid Man #1 becomes something worth owning.
— Kyle Russell via Casey Newton, "Loot is a Virtual Social Network That Looks LIke Nothing You've Ever Seen," The Verge, sent by Austin
Describe what we see.
— Lily at The Met
Combining all his academic interests, Gilhooly developed a "Frog World" composed of hundreds of sculptures that irreverently reimagine human affairs.
— David Gilhooly wall text at MAD
A small selection of fabrics I designed during my years at @vlisco
— @michiel_schuurman
Thanks to @presentandcorrect for pointing out the amazing collection of envelope security patterns under #地紋自答
— @zakjensen
“This is the one time in human history where every single human being across this country, possibly across the planet, but especially in this country, are all going to have an interest in vaccination and vaccines,” he said. “So it’s time for us to educate.”
By “educate,” he meant to spread misinformation about vaccines.
The approach that Mr. Coleman displayed in his nearly 10-minute-long appearance — turning any negative event into a marketing opportunity — is characteristic of anti-vaccine activists. Their versatility and ability to read and assimilate the language and culture of different social groups have been key to their success.
— Tara Haelle, "This Is the Moment the Anti-Vaccine Movement Has Been Waiting For," The New York Times
It was unique, yet it slotted neatly into the established marketing genres of classical miscellanies and commonplace books. It had that perfect commercial combination: startling originality and easy classification.
— Sarah Bakewell, How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
What is striking is that they seized them from the text while ignoring almost everything else—but this is what all readers do, to a greater or lesser extent.
— Sarah Bakewell, How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
I can give a dollar to every person on Earth
— Kanye West, "Pure Souls," Donda