"Drawing is very central to the way that I work because it can be blown up, taken apart.... You can just keep on pushing it, like this infinite machine...."
"I think in general the paintings have been really well received. But there's a lingering controversy around the sort of unequivocally black, kind of emphatically black figures. I wouldn't have done them if I didn't feel it, but I tend to think having that extreme of color, that kind of black, is amazingly beautiful...and powerful."
—Kerry James Marshall