Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Every good painter paints what he is.
No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
I think about my work every minute of the day.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent.
An illustrational form tells you through the intelligence immediately what the form is about, whereas a non-illustrational form works first upon sensation and then slowly leaks back into the fact.
Time to start another!!!
Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overweening interest in humanity. Even if I'm not working, I'm still analyzing people.
::: Alice Neel :::