Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature.
Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing – then a work of art may happen.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.
As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you’re going to be a second-rate artist.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.