I’m thinking about hanging up big canvases of my paintings around town and letting whatever happens to them happen, leave them out there for an indefinite amount of time, photograph the results and voila. I think it would be interesting. This town could use more color in it. I hope a few get stolen, that’s a compliment, right?
What do you think is the move influential piece of art in the 20th century?
Fountain by Marcel Duchamp. The reverence with which it is now treated would probably amuse Duchamp. He chose it specifically for its lack of aesthetic (which he called anti-retinal). It’s a readymade sculpture that’s very rarely been seen in public and was originally intended as a provocative prank, but it has gone on to becoming the single most influential artwork created in the twentieth century. The ideas it embodied directly influenced several major art movements including Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Conceptualism. Duchamp is undoubtedly the most revered and referenced artist among today’s contemporary artists from Ai Weiwei to (eh, hate to say it) Damien Hirst.