“remember you always have freedom of choice.” - jenny holzer, south african “truism”
the art that is frankly decorative is the art to live with. it is, of all visible arts, the one art that creates in us both mood and temperament. mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied by definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. the marvels of design stir the imagination… - oscar wilde, the artist as critic
“I am in search of the simple, elegant, seductive, maybe even obvious IDEA. With this in my pocket I cannot fail.”
- tibor kalman
"with his secondhand kodak retina, the poet had surreptitiously illustrated not only his energetic generation, but his own oeuvre, leaving behind a catalog of images to reawarken the euphoric thesis that he’s scribbled across the arch of his lifetime: namely, that sex and poetry and the "cosmic vibrations" of youth and life are way, way awesome."
inside allen ginsberg’s photo diary, via nytimes
"…and it’s one life, and it’s this life, and it’s beautiful…"
first aid kit, live at the bell house, brooklyn, ny