I was interested in ideas, not in visual products. I wanted to put painting again in the service of the mind.
No, the thing to do is try to make a painting that will be alive in your own lifetime.
An abstract painting need in 50 years by no means look "abstract" any longer.
Since the tubes of paint used by the artist are manufactured and ready made products we must conclude that all the paintings in the world are 'readymades aided' and also works of assemblage.
I consider painting as a means of expression, not as a goal.
You know exactly what I think of photography. I would like to see it make people despise painting until something else will make photography unbearable. (In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz)
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