Robert Smithson Quotes

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Born: January 2, 1938, Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: near Amarillo, Texas, USA, July 20, 1973
Occupation: Artist

1.
Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

2.
Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future.
- Robert Smithson

3.
Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.
- Robert Smithson

4.
When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
- Robert Smithson

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