Andy Warhol defined Pop Art.
After pop art, graffiti is probably the biggest art movement in recent history to have such an impact on culture.
We're in a post-conceptual era where it's really the artist's idea and vision that are prized rather than the ability to master the crafts that support the work. Today, our understanding of an artist is closer to a philosopher than to a craftsman.
One of the biggest things happening in the art world is this idea of expansion. No one embodies this aspect of what art is becoming better than James Franco.
I believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art.
Many of the museum directors who make an impact personally curate exhibitions.
Effective fund-raising is based on relationships.
Part of my agenda has been to support art that engages life with people.
There is a constant ebb and flow in art historical reputations. The reputation of even the greatest figures like Picasso are in flux.
Overall, I think any opportunity to expose people to art on a mass level - to have some kid in Oklahoma say to his mother, 'I want to be an artist' - is a good thing.
Sometimes you do a sound installation, and the first day or two it is very exciting. Then you are hearing this every day for a month, and it becomes like a torture.
Art dealing is when you're doing it as a business.
Art, film, fashion, music are all going on and interacting simultaneously. And L.A. is very receptive to that fusion.
Celebrity has become, for better or worse, an art form. An artist can use themselves as a medium to become a celebrity as a walking work of art.
Dennis Hopper is one of the great American lives.
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