• [People] want me to finish things. But I see them in such a way and paint them accordingly. ... Nothing is simpler than to complete pictures in a superficial sense. Never does one lie so cleverly as then.

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Riva Castleman, Wolfgang Wittrock, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) (1985). “Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: images of the 1890's”