Alec Nevala-Lee

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Willem de Kooning

Some painters, including myself, do not care what chair they are sitting on. It does not even have to be a comfortable one. They are too nervous to find out where they ought to sit. They do not want to “sit in style.” Rather, they have found that painting—any kind of painting, any style of painting—to be painting at all, in fact—is a way of living today, a style of living, so to speak…It is exactly in its uselessness that it is free. Those artists do not want to conform. They only want to be inspired.

Willem de Kooning, “What Abstract Art Means to Me”

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June 3, 2016 at 7:30 am

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