"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"It was important to make a painting about a dining room, a living room, the garden, and infuse that with as much power as the banking world or law. . . . I’ve never lived a stripped down life. I don’t think I could. So regardless of fortune or misfortune, I would devise some sort of bubble or protection for myself. I mean in that sense it’s a really keen sense of survival, and a voracious one really."
- Lari Pittman