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Jasper Johns Quotes

Jasper Johns Quotes & Quotations
Jasper Johns
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    As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 2
    Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
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    Everyone is of course free to interpret the work in his own way. I think seeing a picture is one thing and interpreting it is another. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 4
    I don't know how to organise thoughts. I don't know how to have thoughts. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 5
    I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
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    I tend to like things that already exist. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 7
    I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
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    In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
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    Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 10
    Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space... but I don't understand that. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 11
    One likes to think that one anticipates changes in the spaces we inhabit, and our ideas about space. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 12
    One works without thinking how to work. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 13
    The thing is, if you believe in the unconscious - and I do - there's room for all kinds of possibilities that I don't know how you prove one way or another. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 14
    Whatever I do seems artificial and false, to me. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns
  • 15
    When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive. Jasper-JohnsJasper Johns