Richard Baxter

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“The most interesting and successful artists...make art about what obsesses them, and in this very process they make the most interesting art for the world.”

Artists do not expand the world; they present a smaller and more narrow view of it, which focuses our attention. What we see every day of our lives, surrounded by millions of other things, becomes more interesting when a small fragment is presented within a setting that isolates it, like a gallery, screen, frame, or even an ideology or style. Although we may have previously dimly noticed what the artist has presented, we have not isolated it enough to really view it closely ...

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