Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Pablo Picasso
portrait by Richard Avedon

“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.” 
― Pablo Picasso

by Anselm Kiefer

“I never read. I just look at pictures.” 

― Andy Warhol

Marlene Dietrich

“I am, at heart, a gentleman.” 

― Marlene Dietrich

“Every time I close my eyes, it’s like a dark paradise. No one compares to you, but there’s no you, except in my dreams tonight” 

― Lana Del Rey

"Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policeman, always alert, always tense, but see, policeman don’t have to be beautiful at the same time." 

—George Balanchine

“Andy Warhol is the only genius I’ve ever known with an IQ of 60.” 

― Gore Vidal

Photo: Mark Olich

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