” You never know about the art world because it’s a matter of opinion. If you look at old art like Rembrandt and Vermeer, it’s not completely a matter of opinion. The pictures confront you, and you see exactly what it is. In modern art, a lot of it is suggestive, and it becomes a matter of opinion. “


” I like to see things. I see a lot more art than I’d like to see. We have to be polite and see the art shows of people we know. We see a lot of art. “


” A mistake I’ve made is I have not worried sufficiently about the art world, really. I have not concerned myself with the other people in the art world. I’ve been a little too singular, and that’s a mistake I’ve made. But everybody makes a mistake of some kind, and if that’s my only mistake, I’m happy. “


” I celebrated success in the art world, which was quite sudden, and I suddenly had $1,000 a month, when formerly I had nothing, basically. So what we did with this money: we had a baby, we bought a car, and we celebrated by going to Rome, because it would be warmer and better looking. “


” Unfortunately, I haven’t thought sufficiently about art. What I never realized – and it’s really stupid – is the art world is the art world because all these thousands of famous and not-famous artists do things, over centuries. This hadn’t occurred to me. “


” The Pop art I wound up doing came to me purely from ‘Mad’ comics. I loved the idea of doing fun stuff. I met an art dealer who wanted to show the work – that was in January 1962 – and that was the beginning for me. “


” When I was growing up, nothing unpleasant was shown in the home. And when I was in art school, the only art that was presented to me was Abstract Expressionism. But I was interested in the grim stuff. It seemed more exciting. “



All 7 Peter Saul Quotes about Art in picture


You never know about the art world because it
I like to see things. I see a lot more art than I


A mistake I
I celebrated success in the art world, which was quite sudden, and I suddenly had $1,000 a month, when formerly I had nothing, basically. So what we did with this money: we had a baby, we bought a car, and we celebrated by going to Rome, because it would be warmer and better looking.
Unfortunately, I haven
The Pop art I wound up doing came to me purely from
When I was growing up, nothing unpleasant was shown in the home. And when I was in art school, the only art that was presented to me was Abstract Expressionism. But I was interested in the grim stuff. It seemed more exciting.
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