"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"If I look at some white panels in my studio, I see the white- but I am not conscious of them being white. They react with the wood, the color, the light, and with the wall itself. They become something other than just the color white. That’s the way I think of it. It allows things to be done that ordinarily you couldn’t see."
- Robert Ryman