Sunday, October 13, 2013


Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically'

'The total of all past work exerts its influence on the new work. The new work combines the reality of the old and destroys the idea in which it was conceived. It cannot be understood except in the context of the other work'

'For each work of art that becomes physical there are many variations that do not'

There are many side effects that the artist cannot imagine. These may be used as ideas for new works'

'The artist would select the basic form and rules that would govern the solution of the problem. After that the fewer decisions made in the course of completing the work the better. This eliminates the arbitrary, the capricious, and the subjective as much as possible'

'Once the idea of the piece is established in the artist's mind and the final form is decided, the process is carried out blindly'

'In terms of idea the artist is free even to surprise himself. Ideas are discovered by intuition'

'The idea becomes the machine that makes the art'


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