Quotation Explorer - 'Jasper Johns'

Old art offers just as good a criticism of new art as new art offers of old. - Jasper Johns
A not complete unit or a new unit. The elements in the 3 parts should neither fit nor not fit together.One would like not to be led. Avoid the idea of a puzzle which could be solved. Remove the signs of thought. It is not thought which needs showing. - Jasper Johns
I assumed that everything would lead to complete failure, but I decided that didn't matter that would be my life. - Jasper Johns
I think that one wants from a painting a sense of life. The final suggestion, the final statement, has to be not a deliberate statement but a helpless statement. It has to be what you can't avoid saying. - Jasper Johns
Art is either a complaint or appeasement. - Jasper Johns
I don't want my work to be an exposure of my feelings. - Jasper Johns
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