Ad Reinhardt - Quotes

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Art is Art. Everything else is everything else. ---->>>

Art is too serious to be taken seriously. ---->>>

Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that. ---->>>

The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn reflects what happened to university art departments everywhere. It might be the worst department now, and yet at one point it was the best in the country. ---->>>

Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea. A good artist does not need anything. ---->>>

I tried to oppose the academic to the marketplace. ---->>>

I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities. ---->>>

If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting, you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place. I wouldn't know where to send a student to study. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 12-24, 1913
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
Die: 08-30, 1967
Occupation: Artist

Adolph Frederick "Ad" Reinhardt (December 24, 1913 – August 30, 1967) was an abstract painter active in New York beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s. He was a member of the American Abstract Artists and was a part of the movement centered on the Betty Parsons Gallery that became known as abstract expressionism (wikipedia)