The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race.
My goal ... not to go back to Rembrandt ... but to bring the great tradition and whatever is great about it, up to date.
Impulses are hard to come by these days.
I wish there was a painter who could paint as well as Ted Williams could hit.
As far as I'm concerned, I want to remain the mean little man I always was.
I'm the little dog who goes the wrong way-under the hoop.
It was a movement that had all the art critics, all the museum directors in its thrall.
Now painting is different. It's something recollected in tranquility.
I am primarily concerned with the condition of man.
Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters.
Here we were, corrupting all those Russians toward communism.
I have never learned to draw a hand well enough, so why should I stop trying now?
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