"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"It’s almost like I’m creating flypaper to get you over to look at the kinds of brushstrokes or the impasto layer- and it’s always interesting-looking enough to draw the viewer into it. Then once they’re there, they are confronted with material that they have to think about or just walk away from very fast."
- Ida Applebroog