"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"’The Version’ paintings were on very thin fiberglass panels. I used that material because I wanted thinness and strength, but something that was so close to the wall that it would look almost like paper. It had a nice gray-green color, which I liked, and I could use that color as part of the composition and the painting itself."
- Robert Ryman