Thursday, May 12, 2016

Frank Stella, here and now

From a To the Best of Our Knowledge interview with the artist Frank Stella. Steve Paulson has asked Stella what it’s like to be an artist nearing the age of eighty:

Stella: There’s no future in it. And so when you’re young, you still have an idea of something other than the here and now. There is the future. But now I’m stuck with, as the physicists like to say, here and now, and that's it.

Paulson: Do you feel the clock ticking?

Stella: No, I don’t feel it like that. But I feel that there’s nothing other than the moment though. So you have to do it now.
Frank Stella turns eighty today. Happy birthday to him.

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