"Franz West" (1995)

"Franz West," 1995
Oil on canvas, 58 x 39 inches
© Mary Heilmann
Courtesy the artist, 303 Gallery, New York and Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"The reason I don’t just fool around making it physically goes back to how the Abstract Expressionists worked, just duking it out, poking the painting, rubbing it off, and putting it back on. I am just too lazy to do that so I like to just think about it forever and then finally try it out. And a lot of times it comes out right."

-Mary Heilmann