Jasper Johns Quote

.. I don't see any point in simply stating something that is easily available. But then that may just be my own psychology, a kind of negative position. It seems to me that if you avoid everything you can avoid, then you do what you can't avoid doing, and you do what is helpless, and unavoidable. That seems to me more interesting than any other position at this moment – for me anyway.


interview at Johns' studio, Billy Klüver, March 1963, as quoted in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed. Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 87

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I don't see any point in simply stating something that is easily available. But then that may just be my own psychology, a kind of negative position. ...

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I don't see any point in simply stating something that is easily available. But then that may just be my own psychology, a kind of negative position. ...