Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Today it is a fact that the art market has placed itself almost to a man under the flag of a dominant
ideology…. American Minimal Art, and its paler European imitations, only accord favour to painting
which is only painting, that is to say that which forbids any modulation, vibration, emotion, form, any
manifestation of the sensitive and even more of the unconscious and of myth. This admirable
conjugation of puritan iconoclasm, of neo-positivist empiricism and of Wall Street is sometimes - like
the olive in a dry martini- accompanied by a pinch of Maoist ideology.
José Pierre, Author, historian and assistant to André, Breton, from his book, Surrealism, published in 1979.