Jun 3, 2009

Extraordinary Nothingness

"Young artists today need no longer say, 'I am a painter' or 'a poet' or 'a dancer.' They are simply 'artists.' All of life will be open to them. They will discover out of the ordinary things the meaning of ordinariness. They will not try to make them extraordinary but will only state their real meaning. But out of nothing they will devise the extraordinary and then maybe nothingness as well."

- A. Kaprow, "The Legacy of Jackson Pollock, " Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1958.

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