” I’ve been interested in LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka’s work for quite a while. My first introduction to LeRoi Jones was when my mother used to read me the ‘Dead Lecturer’ poems when I was a kid. “


” I was going through a divorce, and I had a lot of reading I was doing, and I developed what was probably a serious anxiety problem – because I was about as poor as you can get, in graduate school, and trying to make my work and keep my head above water. “


” What I really hoped to do with my work was to at least be able to define my relationship to race. “


” When I was young, I remember feeling a real thirst for opportunities around the arts, for learning about how artists function and how institutions work. “



All 4 Rashid Johnson Quotes about Work in picture


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I was going through a divorce, and I had a lot of reading I was doing, and I developed what was probably a serious anxiety problem - because I was about as poor as you can get, in graduate school, and trying to make my work and keep my head above water.


What I really hoped to do with my work was to at least be able to define my relationship to race.
When I was young, I remember feeling a real thirst for opportunities around the arts, for learning about how artists function and how institutions work.
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