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updated fri 11 sep 09


Bill Merrill on thu 10 sep 09

My God! How terrible these money questions are for an artist. Paul


Success is what sells. Andy Warhol


In most cases success equals prison...An artist should never be:
prisoner of himself, prisoner of a manner, prisoner of a reputation,
prisoner of success. Henri Matisse


Living is more of a question of what one spends than what one makes.
Marcel Duchamp


Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself
is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility. Pablo



Lee Love on thu 10 sep 09

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 6:43 PM, Bill Merrill wrote:

> Success is dangerous. =3DA0One begins to copy oneself, and to copy onesel=
> is more dangerous than to copy others. =3DA0It leads to sterility. =3DA0P=
> Picasso

This is my favorite. We call "copying oneself "Style." Copying
oneself is the end of risk. The end of discovery.

Lee Love, Minneapolis
"The tea ceremony bowl is the ceramic equivalent of a sonnet: a
small-scale, seemingly constricted form that challenges the artist to
go beyond mere technical virtuosity and find an approach that both
satisfies and transcends the conventions." -- Rob Sliberman
full essay: