We are a function of our archive

“I do believe that, more so than most artists, I maintain a kind of consciousness of everything I’ve ever done while I’m engaged on a current work.”

— Jay Defeo, in painting The Rose in 1960. The work weighed 2,300 pounds. 
© 2012 The Jay DeFeo Trust / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York; photo by Ben Blackwell
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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.