Lawrence Weiner Quotes

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Lawrence Weiner Quotes

I only work in relation to what the work is about. Yes, of course, if the worlds coming to an end I would basically try to get out of the way when the sky falls.
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Skills come with age, but wisdom, I doubt it very, very much.

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Once you know about a work of mine you own it. There's no way I can climb inside somebody's head and remove it.

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I'm keeping everything on a human level, but essentially everything in our lives has to be on a human level. Any specification of something by art history doesn't make any sense. The point is, if you have a loving, adorable, supportive mother anywhere in the world and you tell her all of your dreams, all of your aspirations, and the reward you would like, and she understands you, then it's not worth doing.

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Like the people that in the 60s or 70s claimed the "end of painting" - all they did was open up a whole new branch for painting. Happily, it doesn't work. It's not a reason for art. Closing something out is not a reason for something to exist.

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All art is made from anger.

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Art that imposes conditions - human or otherwise - on the receiver for its appreciation in my eyes constitutes aesthetic fascism.

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Quantum physics - the idea that there is more than one reality going on at the same time in the same place. We live in a concentric society, and we'll have to make our decisions, cake as pie, as pending resolve. It's really and truly - I don't know if "as" will count any longer.

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In my eyes, making art is very often about something that you don't know.

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Art's supposed to build logic structures.

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The art schools seem to be trying to turn people out as "professional." But I don't know what the word "professional" means any longer. "Professional" would be somebody who was trying to push painting to a point that nobody else could do as well as he could. That would be my ideal professional.

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