"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"In a sense, the paintings move outward aesthetically. They go out into the space of the room. They’re involved in that space and certainly they involve the wall itself. So if you have something else next to the painting- if the painting were on a brick wall- that would not be good. You would have a lot of visual activity going on along the wall, and that would dilute the painting."
- Robert Ryman