Tuesday, May 13, 2008

“to see beyond what others have decided should be the limits "

from published book How Drew Came To Have a Baby Sister- Story by Lucy and drawings by Marguerita

The process — an improvisatory, counterintuitive way of doing things was always what mattered most to him. “Screwing things up is a virtue,” he said when he was 74. “Being correct is never the point. I have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can’t read what I wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.”“Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else’s aesthetics. I think you’re born an artist or not. I couldn’t have learned it, and I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations.”
He “keeps asking the question — and it’s a terrific question philosophically, whether or not the results are great art,” Tworkov said, “and his asking it has influenced a whole generation of artists.”RobertRauschenberg http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/14/arts/design/14rauschenberg.html?hp

Jack Tworkov- 1900-1982

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