Monday, December 22, 2008

Franz Kline and the Immorality of Art Education

Wayne Thiebaud visited Franz Klein's studio back in the 1950's.
"The only insult I ever heard him utter," Thiebaud said, "was when I told him I was teaching and he said, 'How can you do that? That's an immoral act.' But he'd gone to art school, so I wanted to know how he could say that. 'Because most teachers want to be believed,' he said, 'and that's immoral.' "  [via Modert Art Notes]