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A look at this week’s art news, including rave reviews for Mark Bradford’s work at the Venice Biennale, and events and exhibitions everywhere from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
“That’s what my work is about…seeing the facets of happiness and sadness all in one place.”
Raúl de Nieves
“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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