Art to me is a humanitarian act, and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to affect mankind, to make the world a better place.

— Jeff Koons


It is what it is, and it ain’t nothin’ else. . . . Everything is clearly, openly, plainly delivered.

— Dan Flavin

(applicable to all minimalism?)


Errors should be easy to detect, they should have minimal consequences, and, if possible, their effects should be reversible.

— Donald A. Norman

(speaking on how things should be designed)


As an artist I’d choose the thing that’s beautiful more than the one that’s true.

— Laurie Anderson

(sometimes beauty is the only kind of truth that matters)


The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.

— Banksy