Friday, January 5

I feel that the only thing that really matters in art and life is to go against the tidal wave of literalism and literal-mindedness to insist on and live the life of the imagination. A painting has to be the experience instead of pointing to it. I want to have and give access to feeling. That is the riskiest and only important way to connect art to the world -- to make it alive. The rest is just current events.

-- David Salle, quoted by Anne Bogart in A Director Prepares