Sunday, July 26, 2009

James Schuyler to Fairfield Porter

"Do you think your paintings would keep gaining in quality--as I think they do--if you had been one of those dreary artists who hunt for it in their twenties, find it in their thirties and then do it for the rest of their lives? ... I don't say their work is without merit, but I think it's mostly an achieved manner, and manner, en masse, makes for ennui." [1955]

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