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Donald Judd Quotes

After all, the work isn't the point; the piece is.

And that Newman wasn't, and yet to me Pollock is just as radical and unlike Expressionism as Newman.

And then we moved to New Jersey and I went to the Art Students League.

Building is just skilled labor, I suppose. It's a lot of work. I don't mind other people building them, but the way things go together and are made is interesting to me; I like that a lot.

But I think that's a particular kind of experience involving a certain immediacy between you and the canvass, you and the particular kind of experience of that particular moment.

But I think you have to - whatever the environment looks like, it does enter into people's art work one way or another; it's very remote or it isn't. It's remote in my work but it has to have a certain degree of ordinariness.

I don't think geometric art is... I don't like to call it that. I don't think it's any more pure than pop art or anything else. It doesn't have anything to do with purity.

I haven't sufficient interest in objects or anything I can see around me to do what Oldenburg does.

I pay a lot of attention to how things are done and the whole activity of building something is interesting.

I recognize very much in Hopper that it does look like the United States; it looks like the 30's and my first impressions of everything, all of which I have to deal with and which gets mixed up in my work and probably gets mixed up in everybody else's work too.

I think most of the art now is involved with a denial of any kind of absolute morality, or general morality.

I think most of the best new work is intended to have much more impact at once.

I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also, since it's somewhat the same environment and I have pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like. It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and dislike it and it's very complicated.

Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away.

Pollock looks unusual and radical even now.

Stuart Davis has more to do with what the United States is like than Hopper.

The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.

The older painting - well, it does have an effect all at once, I suppose, but it's of a lesser intensity than a lot of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years.

There's probably more in the American tradition than people give the place credit for.

They certainly aren't connected with the old geometric art. My work isn't geometric in that sense.