Leonard Baskin Quotes

15 Leonard Baskin quotes:

"But I think doctors have always been either honest or dishonest."
"I always felt I needed to teach to survive."
"I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life... nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive."
"I think there is an element of nihilism about, but I don't think most artists feel their work is meaningless."
"There is, however, a change going on in the world. There's far more interest in drawing now than there has been in a long, long time. Schools are beginning to teach drawing again in a serious and meaningful way."
"I just finished doing a large Holocaust piece, a seated figure over seven feet tall. It's gigantic. It's going to Ann Arbor, Michigan."
"It took me fifty years to deal with the Holocaust at all. And I did it in a literary way."
"Of course, I did lots of what would be called graphic design now, what used to be called commercial art."
"You have to want it overwhelmingly. You have to be an egomaniac. You have to have a little bit of talent. You have to have a massive amount of luck."
"Pop art is the inedible raised to the unspeakable."
"I think the leaders inevitably express the people they are leading."
"I think if you touch ordinary people, they're simply ordinary people, the way they've always been. They work hard, they don't have really as much as they should."
"Almost everyone stops being an artist. Most artists don't become artists. But that's another discussion. What it takes to be an artist."
"I always felt that I had anxiety of survival in terms of livelihood even when I was making plenty of money."
"Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don't think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist."

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