Robert Smithson Quote

There is something abominable about cameras, because they possess the power to invent many worlds. As an artist who has been lost in this wilderness of mechanical reproduction for many years, I do not know which world to start with. I have seen fellow artists driven to the point of frenzy by photography.


Robert Smithson: photo works (ed. Univ of New Mexico Pr, 1993)

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There is something abominable about cameras, because they possess the power to invent many worlds. As an artist who has been lost in this wilderness...

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There is something abominable about cameras, because they possess the power to invent many worlds. As an artist who has been lost in this wilderness...

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There is something abominable about cameras, because they possess the power to invent many worlds. As an artist who has been lost in this wilderness...

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There is something abominable about cameras, because they possess the power to invent many worlds. As an artist who has been lost in this wilderness...