"Fresno (Ernie Palomino)" (2004)

"Fresno (Ernie Palomino)," 2004
Oil on canvas and colored pencil on wood panel, diptych: 31 x 22 3/4 inches overall
© Mary Heilmann
Courtesy the artist, 303 Gallery, New York and Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"Now, since we’re in the era of post-modernism, I can actually say that I really do take ideas. If I see a good idea, forget about it! It’s mine! And I often put the person’s name in the piece. It is a kind of a philosophical idea, a truth, that any object of art is really made out of all the other objects of art that come before it and at the same time."

-Mary Heilmann