Do You Support Other Artist’s Success?

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I’m a Dog. What Do I know About Art?

According to this blogger, artists must support each other’s successes and accomplishments and be there for each other.

Be happy when your fellow artists achieve some level of success, some of it might rub off on you.

Don’t be like this:

Linder Sterling on Damien Hirst:

Dead butterflies, cows, horses, humans, sheep, and sharks — it reads like the inventory of a funerary Noah. How many halved calves suspended in formaldehyde does the world need? To my way of thinking, none. (NME)

Andy Warhol about Jasper Johns

Frida Kahlo on the European Surrealists:

They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore… I’d rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those ‘artistic’ bitches of Paris.

Joseph Beuys Ueber Kunst und Marcel Duchamp

Francis Bacon on Jackson Pollock:

Jackson Pollock’s paintings might be very pretty but they’re just decoration. I always think they look like old lace.

Willem de Kooning directly to Andy Warhol:

You’re a killer of art, you’re a killer of beauty, you’re even a killer of laughter. I can’t bear your work!

Cyril Asquith, British critic, on Paul Klee (1879-1940)

His pictures seem to resemble not pictures but a sample book of patterns of linoleum.

Marc Chagall on Pablo Picasso:

What a genius, that Picasso… It’s a pity he doesn’t paint.

Salvador Dalí on Jackson Pollock’s style:

…The indigestion that goes with fish soup…

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