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Alice Neel

Alice Neel

I do not pose my sitters. I do not deliberate and then concoct... Before painting, when I talk to the person, they unconsciously assume their most characteristic pose, which in a way involves all their character and social standing - what the world has done to them and their retaliation.

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

I had some money; I made the best paintings ever,' I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people.

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

I thought about the way that I love, and that it’s impossible, that I pour love into people and things passionately and never expect it to be returned. It’s just me who gives, that is how my life is now. 

Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher

I am interested in signs not as static but as moving, as things that start with something that has already been discarded. 

Mamma Andersson

Mamma Andersson

You asked me about presence, about emotional consciousness . . . . This is what I’m looking for all the time. The theoretical distance you mention can fuck off.