The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history.
Abstract art as it is conceived at present is a game bequeathed to painting and sculpture by art history. One who accepts its premises must consent to limit his imagination to a depressing casuistry regarding the formal requirements of modernism.
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.