Jean Dubuffet

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Art is an orgy
of chameleons huge with
monkey dementia

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Art is the highest
degree of normal—super
normal, which is mad

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Art is plunged in snow
like the unlimited steppes
of delirium

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Art is anything
that the commissioner of
police says it’s not

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Art is anything
that the commissioner of
police says it is

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Art is art as long
as it isn’t grasped by man’s
raw smitten fingers

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Art is not in bed
with the State; it sleeps naked
in the dirt with roots

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Art is mimesis.
Art is mimesis. Art is
mimesis. Art is . . .

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Art is contrary.
Art is homogeneous.
Art forgets itself.

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Art is afraid of
extinction—but it scorns all
continuity

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Art is painting but
painting is not art; painting
is mood carpeting

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Art is dirt in the
service of rubbish; art is
fashionable mud

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Art participates
in the creative process
by not being love

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