Monday, January 2, 2012
ART HISTORY LESSON # 5
..............................August 8, 1962 - June 17, 2010
I came across an interesting book recently:
*also worked as a prostitute and a writer
*swam with and painted sharks at one point
*had problems with drug addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder
Some Favorite Quotes:
Mostly people aren’t really interested in art; they are interested in what other people are interested in.
All art is failed music.
Unhappiness lies in that gap between our talents and our expectations.
Additional Favorite Quotes:
Being an artist is the best and most individual life style you can have in society without being a criminal.
The more money you accumulate the less interesting you become.
The forlorn always return to that familiar refuge- the comfort of childhood habits.
Something else kept me off drugs in my new home: employment.
Good art is possible only after one has given up and let go.
An artist, I reminded myself, should always remember that no one asked him to write, paint or exhibit himself in the first place.
Isn’t it better to be an anonymous celebrity than a famous non-entity?