"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter) #3: What’s Limp in 3D I Erect in 2D" (1994)
"When I went to undergraduate school I studied to be a painter and I was taught mostly by GI-bill artists who studied with Hoffman or other modernists like Léger. But Hoffman was the primary theorist for compositional ideas in painting. That’s what I was taught, but I always had this perverse kind of version of it. And it was already kind of perversely being done by the early pop people like Rauschenberg- obviously still painting in a Hoffman manner."
- Mike Kelley