quote by Melvin Glover

If Graffiti is art and art is a crime then how come piccaso never done time?

— Melvin Glover

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Contemporary art quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil

You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.

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My work seen in its totality is a statement about the integration of the contemporary artist into an industrial society.

The task of cinema or any other art form is not to translate hidden messages of the unconscious soul into art but to experiment with the effects contemporary technical devices have on nerves, minds, or souls.

Contemporary art quote The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

Graffiti writers will never stop. They'll just evolve. It's interesting what ideas people come up with and how it all extends forward.

For me it's very important to turn Kiev into one of the main centers of contemporary art in the world. There is New York. There's London. And there will be Kiev. Everyone will come and say, 'Wow!

A wall is a very big weapon. It's one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with.

Contemporary art quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

New materials are one of the great afflictions of contemporary art.

Some artists confuse new materials with new ideas.

I didn't want to make 'high' art, I had no interest in using paint, I wanted to find something that anyone could relate to without knowing about contemporary art. I wasn't thinking in terms of precious prints or archival quality; I didn't want the work to seem like a commodity.

There is no new wave, only the sea.

Contemporary art quote I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any ot

I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.

I've been immersed in manga since I was a kid.

I grew up with this culture. So I started to think about how to compare manga to contemporary art.

Contemporary art challenges us.. it broadens our horizons. It asks us to think beyond the limits of conventional wisdom.

Our world has changed for better or for worse.

It is for us to find truth and beauty for today, constantly re-applying the truth of God's word to our own time and our contemporary situation.

Contemporary art quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

In a world in which stylistic innovation is no longer possible, all that is left is to imitate dead styles... Contemporary or postmodernist art... will involve the necessary failure of art and the aesthetic, the failure of the new, the imprisonment in the past.

Beauty is not the purpose of creation, it is its reward.

Its appearance, often late in the day, is no more than an indication that the disrupted equilibrium between man and nature has once again been restored by art. Submitted to this test, what remains of contemporary works of art?

The 1,000 Buddha, to me, is almost like a contemporary art piece.

Contemporary art quote Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

My influences were from Europe from between 1900 and 1945.

My favorite artists were Egon Schiele or Edvard Munch. I wasn't interested in contemporary art at all.

Contemporary art is an epoch of false money allied with false culture.

By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.

Contemporary art quote Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to k

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

I have never understood, for instance, why some people see contemporary art as divided between 'painting' and 'conceptual art', as though this represented a genuine division.

I have no doubt about a photographer in particular and a digital artist in general having become contemporary icons.

The conceptual and politically-driven art so popular and considered to be the forefront of contemporary art today is limited by its topicality and will lose its 'punch' when topical concerns move on to other interests.

Contemporary art quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

I have always been very much involved in the pseudo biological cycle of production, consumption and destruction. And for a long time, I have been anguished by the fact that one of its most conspicuous material results is the flooding of our world with junk and rejected odd objects.

Apparently, a cleaner at Tate Britain.

.. threw out a bag of rubbish, accidentally we are told, that was part of an exhibition supposedly emphasizing 'the finite existence of art'... The cleaner evidently had no time to question the relationship of his or her being to the rubbish bag, and reached the right conclusion.

You might argue that the history of contemporary art is a series of avant-garde movements, each new wave outraging the last.

Contemporary art quote The noblest art is that of making others happy.

The noblest art is that of making others happy.

The problem with contemporary art is that no one bothers to do the research necessary to give people what they want.

We are not disillusioned because we have no illusions.

.. What we have and what is our strength, is our joy in life... in all its amoral aspects. That is also the basis of our contemporary art.

I do not like to be a prophet. I like better to paint than to predict what the next painters will do. Though I have a feeling that consideration of order is very much in the air.

Contemporary art quote Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what

Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.

All great contemporary artists, schooled or not, are essentially self-taught and are de-skilling like crazy.

One of the great currents in the contemporary experience of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.

Somewhere a portion of contemporary art has to exist as an example of what the art and its context were meant to be.

Contemporary art quote Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

I mean, people listen to music, and they like that, but I think in England, a lot of people don't like contemporary art.

By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.

What is extraordinary about contemporary art is the energy - it has our energy.

New energy. Pieces hundreds of years old are beautiful from an aesthetic point of view, but without our modern energy.

Contemporary art will help me to modernise our society.

There was an exhibition in Munich in 1937, 'Degenerate Art,' which included work by Klee, Kandinsky, Beckmann and many others. The work was called 'sick' and put in the trash heap. The sentiments expressed toward contemporary art by Jesse Helms, Pat Robertson and Mayor Giuliani recall the language used by the Nazis.

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