„I definitely know people who are shameless enough to give up basic values. I see this kind of art, and when I see it I feel ashamed. In China they treat art as some form of decoration, a self-indulgence. It is pretending to be art. It looks like art. It sells like art. But it is really a piece of shit.“

—  Ai Weiwei

2010-

Ai Weiwei photo
Ai Weiwei
artista, designer e attivista cinese 1957

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Richard Long photo

„I like to see art as being a return to the 'senses.“

—  Richard Long artist 1945

An interview with Richard Long.Roger Cork in 'Richard Long:walking in Circles'. Exh:cat Soutn Bank Centre, London 1991
1990s

Arsène Wenger photo

„When I see Barcelona, to me it is art.“

—  Arsène Wenger French footballer and manager 1949

Joint Interview with The Times and Daily Mail (2009)
Contesto: At the end of the day, I ask you: who is the most successful team in the world? Brazil. What do they play? Good football. Who won everything last year? Barcelona. What do they play? Lovely football. I am not against being pragmatic because to be pragmatic is to make a good pass, not a bad pass. It is as simple as that. When I see Barcelona, to me it is art.

Donald Judd photo
Harun Yahya photo
Mike Tyson photo

„The act of treachery is an art, but the traitor himself is a piece of shit.“

—  Mike Tyson American boxer 1966

As quoted in Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/boxing/3026999/Boxing-Tysons-complicated-world.html.
Miscellaneous

Robert Fulghum photo

„I don't do art to address other people but to address myself. I've never done art with a thought of being a professional artist who makes a living by selling his art.“

—  Robert Fulghum American writer 1937

Introduction to the Art gallery at his website (2006) http://robertfulghum.com/index.php/fulghumweb/artshowentry/introduction2/
Contesto: I don't do art to address other people but to address myself. I've never done art with a thought of being a professional artist who makes a living by selling his art. I've never had a commercial show in a gallery. I suppose I'm like those who write poetry or songs without seeking publication. I make art in and for the experience itself — to satisfy a need to express myself in a creative, colorful, non-verbal way.

Miranda July photo

„Since I started making art, I’ve always had some kind of project that was really about and for other people, because I think I just need that balance to feel sane myself — you know?“

—  Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974

Pretty Cool People interview (2007)
Contesto: Since I started making art, I’ve always had some kind of project that was really about and for other people, because I think I just need that balance to feel sane myself — you know? <!-- ~ 0100

Gustav Metzger photo

„Always when I look at anyone's art, I get flashes of the person. If I walk into a room and there's a painting by Joan Mitchell, I say, "There's Joannie." Or Grace, if it's Grace Hartigan. And to me all art is self-portraits.“

—  Elaine de Kooning American painter 1918 - 1989

Quote in: an tape-recorded interview with Elaine de Kooning on August 27, 1981 http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-elaine-de-kooning-11999; conducted by Phyllis Tuchman, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution: Oral Histories.
1972 - 1989

Jeff Koons photo
Kage Baker photo

„“Sight-seeing is the art of disappointment,” I quoted.“

—  Kage Baker, libro Mendoza in Hollywood

Part 1 “Establishing Shot” Chapter 7 (p. 93)
Mendoza in Hollywood (2000)

Damien Hirst photo
Samuel Butler photo

„Feeling is an art and, like any other art, can be acquired by taking pains.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

Feeling
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part VI - Mind and Matter

Tim Gunn photo

„I believe that treating other people well is a lost art.“

—  Tim Gunn American actor and fashion consultant 1953

Origine: Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work

Ai Weiwei photo

„Very few people know why art sells so high. I don’t even know.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

Ai Weiwei, interview in “ Change http://www.pbs.org/art21/watch-now/episode-change,” Episode 1, Season Six, Art: 21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, PBS, April 2012.
2010-, 2012

Luis Barragán photo
Josef Albers photo
Maurice Denis photo

„Decorative and edifying. That is what I want art to be before anything else.“

—  Maurice Denis French painter 1870 - 1943

as cited on Wikipedia: Maurice Denis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis - reference [41]
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John Banville photo

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