Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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"True art always appears where we don't expect it, where nobody thinks of it or utters its name. Art detests being recognized and greeted by its own name. It immediately flees. Art is a character infatuated by the incognito. As soon as it is divulged and pointed out, it flees and leaves in its place a glorified bit-player carrying on its back a large poster marked ART; everyone immediately sprinkles it with champagne, and lectures lead it from town to town with a ring through its nose."

Jean Debuffet, "Art Brut in Preference to the Cultural Arts", from the exhibition catalogue