Art Quotes: Part 3

I love quotes and I love searching them out on the internet – especially when I’m too lazy to write a short blog post. This is one of those weeks. So, here goes.

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ABOVE: Banksy, Naked Man, graffiti, Park Street, Bristol

“The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.” Marina Abramovic

“Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.” Bansky

“I don’t feel any real animosity towards critics when they write negative things. I think some are more perceptive than others. Some are very knowledgeable about painting. But it isn’t something I have any influence over, so there isn’t any point in worrying about it.” Peter Doig

“The reason artists want to have works in museums is that we want our works to be seen by as many people as possible and we want our ideas to be understood in more complicated ways.” Theaster Gates

“Every time I have had a problem, I have confronted it with the ax of art.” Yayoi Kusama

“My job is not to produce answers. My job is to produce good questions.” Glenn Ligon

“Focusing isn’t just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.” Bridget Riley

“Nowadays, with digital printing, it’s so easy to make everything perfect, which is not always a good idea. Sometimes the mistakes are really what make a piece.” Cindy Sherman 

“Artists live in unknown spaces and give themselves over to following something unknown.” Kiki Smith

“The artist is like an abuser of everything, picture, history, and other people.” Kara Walker

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