"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"A lot of blacks have accused me of perpetuating stereotypes, and I think there's a fine line between perpetuating something and questioning something. I like to get as close to it as possible in order, I guess, to create that tension, to evoke thought and to have people question how they deal with these images."
- Michael Ray Charles