"My approach tends to be from experiments. I need the challenge. If I know how to do something well, there's no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge."
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—Carrie Mae Weems, Season Five Artist
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"Objects are a metaphor for people. It’s not about accepting that object. It’s about the acceptance of others."
—Jeff Koons, Season Five Artist
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