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December 7, 2015

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The dead read books with
a lot of pages . . . They have
the time for language

—Kathy Acker, The Book of Haiku Revelation

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Support independent psychotronic fiction! (pt. 2)

December 7, 2015

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Art that is eating
the spectator interests
me more than beauty

—Marcel Duchamp, The Book of Haiku Revelation

Jeff Koons

September 19, 2014

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Advertising is
a humanitarian
act. Fundraising too.

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I’ve always enjoyed
the avant-garde: Disney, Pop,
the Church, Germany

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The invisible
fabric that holds the market
together is love

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Surrealism is
the waiting list of Dada’s
communal courage

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Morality is
not responsibility,
it is transcendence

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Every painting is
metaphysical candy,
a surface gesture

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A museum is
the one place where money is
gift-wrapping paper

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Art is a mundane
fetish of energy, a
box of reaction

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Politics is like
the biology of trees,
a Bambi closet

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Consumerism is
really found within you—
it’s self-expansion

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Elaine Sturtevant

March 20, 2014

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Appropriation
is the understructure of
articulation

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Visibility
engenders hostility:
the frightening seen!

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Intuition is
the piss that waters the loss
of hierarchies

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Authorship is a
fraudulent readymade, a
vague imposition

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The cybernetic
excess of America
is retard funny

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Repetition is
the displacement of space with
continuity

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Deleuze and Foucault
are the big bang of mental
exhaustion—fuck them!

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Duchamp and Warhol
are a pervasive turn-on
with no threat of sex

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[Sturtevant is virtually unrepresented on quote sites. All text pooled from interviews with Peter Halley, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Bruce Hainley.]

Damien Hirst

March 4, 2014

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I’d like to put the
Beatles in formaldehyde . . .
but it would be wrong

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I was brought up a
Catholic; I don’t have to
believe in England

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Love is like a sheep
collage, and you can always
get another sheep

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The goal of life is
immortality—I would
like to deviate

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Contemporary
art is ridiculous; so
is integrity

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Every crass artist
has to reinvent Pollock
without a canvas

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Hardcore poetics
is Philip Larkin writing
about an ashtray

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America is
a medicine cabinet
floating in vomit

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There is nothing more
morbid than advertising—
it’s a death funfair

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Andy Warhol

January 22, 2014

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Paintings and films are
really just like toilet seats
and shower curtains

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Artificial sex
is like eating peanuts: once
you start you can’t stop

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Pop Art will ball you,
but Abstract Expressionism
will come in your mouth

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The President is
always lying. So what? I
try not to notice.

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Love is Liz Taylor
having a Coke and a hot
dog in a limo

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Poor people won’t be
reincarnated—they have
no real incentive

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America has
a long tradition of great
refrigerators

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Mystery is the
mother of art, but money
is its weak husband

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The richest people
have no problems, no defects,
and they’re not boring

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There’s a difference
between plastic and empty:
empty is shiny

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http://thoughtcatalog.com/madison-moore/2013/05/the-41-greatest-andy-warhol-quotes/

Gauguin

November 19, 2013

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Plagiarism is work—
there is always a demand
for fresh plagiarism

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To see the blue tree
of salvation is to be
blinded by mad dreams

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Philosophy is
art; nature is art; prepared
ignorance is art

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Each generation
must cultivate its taste for
great stupidity

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Civilization
is an expression of pure
mediocrity

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Power concentrates
the little machine of the
brain and gives it teeth

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The invisible
beast of revolution will
fire eternity

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The eye of virtue
assigns radiance to the
degenerate life

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The consecrated
individualism of
beauty is revenge

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There are two sorts of
senile critic: the scoundrel
and the old scoundrel

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Timidities of
sensation are scattered in
the ashes of form

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Francis Picabia

October 6, 2013

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My ass always has
need of God; my head always
has need of Satan

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The essence of a
man is his shirt and trousers—
naked, he’s nothing

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All pleasure is pain
disguised as misery and
bald indifference

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The unaesthetic
is as indispensable
as the family

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There are only two
categories: life and death.
They bore everyone.

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Knowledge is like art—
it lasts only five minutes,
useless and tiring

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Concubinage is
marriage that takes liberties
with monotony

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Paradise is the
blue music of immortal,
bearable failure

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Vincent van Gogh

September 24, 2013

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Frightening dreams are
silenced only by the blue
of Man’s suffering

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If you hear a voice
within you, disregard it
with your inmost strength

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If you don’t paint the
stars, your soul is forsaken,
a wisp of warm smoke

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I am still far from
God, lost, a churchwarden in
the dirtiest hut

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Life is a yellow
storm on an orange sea—a
fantasy of love

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My heart is the slave
of conscience without courage—
small deeds, small mistakes

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Religion is a
terrible certainty of
high-minded reason

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My faith is a poor
fisherman who is always
remaining ashore

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Fallibility
and discouragement fire the
imagination

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Cecilia Giménez

August 31, 2012

Boldness, behold man!
The sanctuary of the
artist in a work

voluntarily
miserable—an act that
falls to an inmost

cause, political
considerations of new
idols touched by the

creationists, the
primitive figure of a
movement that combines

the intelligent
intervention of severe
expressionism with

the accuracy
of artistic belonging:
Goya, Munch, Ensor.

[Original Spanish text of the Change.org petition “trinitized” via Spanish-English and Latin-English triple-filtering, Bing and Google translators.]

https://www.change.org/petitions/ayuntamiento-de-borja-zaragoza-mantenimiento-de-la-nueva-versi%C3%B3n-del-ecce-homo-de-borja

Jean Dubuffet

November 18, 2011

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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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Picasso

July 24, 2011

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The chief enemy
of truth is the harmony
of the beautiful

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My mother sings like
an alarm clock . . . She’s the egg
of sterility

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I have removed all
traces of reality
from my diary

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If the Pope were a
Minotaur I would be a
monk-soldier of love

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There are only two
types of women: the mirror
and the photograph

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Everything is a
museum, and everything
is in the canon

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What is a cat? The
elimination of the
unnecessary

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Children are useless . . .
The problem is where to put
them when they grow up

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The truth is a lump
of sugar that dissolves in
the bath of old age

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When you’re willing to
die today you can put off
life till tomorrow

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Max Ernst

June 1, 2011

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Birth is the conquest
of Christian humility . . .
A nudity bomb

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Expressionism is
the decorative coupling
of eye and psyche

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The ugliness of
pride is the ugliness of
felt reality

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The irrational
has got nothing to do with
the irrational

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Collage is simply
irreconcilable with
juxtaposition

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The spark of a good
idea is lost for all
time in its finding

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The common thrust of
taste does not suit a woman’s
virtue or beauty

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Leonora Carrington

May 26, 2011

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Reason is a form
of death—a fading away
like rhododendrons

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The right eye is for
painting; the left eye is to
admire the painting

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Dawn was my muse till
she dissolved in the silent
light of forever

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I haven’t got time
for people—I must shovel
coal and chop huge stones

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The task of God is
to plunge your head into a
crematorium

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The novelist peers
into a microscope of
transfixed air—and breathes

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It is the duty
of the artist to simply
derange everything

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Magritte

May 17, 2011

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Art does not exist . . .
The atom bomb exists . . . Fear
of the bomb exists

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A surrealist
hides from daylight because it
illuminates thought

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The miserable
world is unknowable—it
does not mean a thing

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Be always on the
lookout for the mystery
of  dream remembrance

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Waking life reeks of
the mediocrity of
what has never been

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I paint because I
am obliged to evoke a
translation of love

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The mind resembles
everything that hides from the
hidden visible

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Kurt Schwitters

March 2, 2011

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Dada is the false
mirror that reflects the light
of the hereafter

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A free tram ticket
to eternity is the
best class distinction

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We must erase all
the boundaries between junk
heaps and rubbish heaps

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Invest in chaos,
deform the sublime and play
only in attics

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It is essential
to take a spiritual
interest in walls

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The bourgeoisie is
as unimportant as the
proletariat

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Time is mere money . . .
Art is a self-sufficient
factory-made bank

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Paste noon and midnight
together and you’ll swindle
demanding morning

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