Kicking off our year-long 21st anniversary celebration: a special series of new films, premiering every other Wednesday through March 21.
Join Art21 and Hauser & Wirth for a special screening of Jack Whitten: An Artist’s Life, followed by a conversation and Q&A with Baltimore Museum of Art curator Katy Siegel.
In a new film from our Extended Play digital series, abstract painter Jack Whitten shares how he became an artist and the inspirations driving his work over nearly six decades.
“That’s what my work is about…seeing the facets of happiness and sadness all in one place.”
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“The most toxic combination in the world is…the certainty of being right and a monopoly of power.”
“The most important part is the process. It is the actual living and doing and making.”
“Art isn’t a material, it’s not a medium—it’s not a certain product. It is the choices I’ve been able to make.”
“Drawing is like practicing the piano, because the first ones that I do often don’t come out so I have to practice.”
“Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter.”
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