James Rosenquist Quotes

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James Rosenquist Quotes

When I got my first loft, I still didnt know what I was going to paint ... There were long stretches when I just sat there and thought without interruption.
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I hitchhiked to Miami in 1953, and there were oranges laying on the road, black shantytowns, and marinas with nice boats. The museums were virtually empty.

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I am getting old, so I really don't like clocks.

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I'm the one who gave steroids to Pop art.

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Many young artists, they look at the art world and think they can make a lot of money.

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I am not in yesterday; I am not in tomorrow. I am right now.

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I feel lucky that I've been able to make a living from painting any idea that comes into my head.

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As a person gets older, time gets more interesting. As a kid, you waste so much of it.

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Believe it or not, there were very few books on art, years ago.

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I can handle ups and downs.

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I don't do anecdotes. I accumulate experiences.

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I stick the collages on the wall and, if I still like them after a month or two, I make a painting.

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I think of my actions every day: what seems to be important and what isn't.

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The image is not important.

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The very, very beginning is that my mother and father were aviators.

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I painted the Astor-Victoria sign seven times, and it's 395 feet wide and 58 feet high. I dropped a gallon of purple paint on Seventh Avenue and 47th Street from 15 stories up and didn't kill anybody. I dropped a brush at Columbus Circle. It fell on a guy's camel-hair coat.

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I was on a panel with Marshall McLuhan in Canada. Someone says, 'Mr. McLuhan, I read your book, and I disagree with you.' And he says, 'Oh, you read my book? Then you only know half the story.'

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It's amazing how you meet people through other people. I knew a racecar driver, Stefan Johansson, who was very hot. He introduced me to Jean Todt. He introduced me to a French doctor. He introduced me to a French architect who redid the Louvre with I.M. Pei. He introduced me to Daniel Boulud.

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