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Gerhard Richter
The Daily Practice Of Painting

Notes, 1966
" I pursue no objectives, no system, no tendency; I have no program, no style, no direction, I have no time for specialized concerns, working themes, or variations that lead to mastery.

I steer clear of definitions. I don’t know what I want. I am inconsistent, non-committal, passive: I like the indefinite, the boundless; I like continual uncertainty. Other qualities may be conducive to achievement, publicity, success,; but they are all outworn – as outworn as ideologies, opinions, concepts, and names of things.

Now that there are no priests or philosophers left, artist’s are the most important people in the world. That is the only thing that interests me."

Gerhard Richter

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