"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"I think working in steel mills gave me a whole notion of how to use steel in a way that it hadn't been used before...I could use it in a way that it hadn't been used in sculpture up to that point. So I had a certain freedom to move right in to it, and use it in ways that the Industrial Revolution had used it."
- Richard Serra