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Bruce Nauman Quotes

I think humor is used a lot of the time to keep people from getting too close. Humor side-steps and shifts the meaning.
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If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.

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In art, the only one who really knows whether what you've done is honest is the artist.

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What I am really concerned about is what art is supposed to be - and can become.

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And so I put down some of the things that he said, about keeping your tools sharpened and not letting them lie on the ground where they get hurt or get abused and dirty and can't find them. And some thoughts about how his father used to do things.

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In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever.

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If I was an artist, and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art.

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Did you stop because it was good enough, or could have done more - but then maybe ruined it too? Sometimes you finish because you've gone too far.

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Pete and Repeat were sitting on a wall. Pete fell off. Who was left? Repeat.

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