"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"There’s a picture of mine that I’m happy with, taken above Boulder, Colorado....We’re up on a foothill, probably a thousand feet above Boulder. The bottom of the picture is a kind of bowl of dark trees. And in this bowl is the city of Boulder and beyond it a view of the plains. To me that’s an unusually successful picture because it suggests some of the contradictory nature of the Western experience."
- Robert Adams