Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chuck Close on Cheese Doodles: Artists' Intentions and Conservation

Robert Ryman,
A77, 1977. Photo: Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York

“The most ridiculous thing I ever heard was about a Haim Steinbach that had cheese doodles in it. The cheese doodles got maggots, and they were trying to decide whether to inject formaldehyde into the cheese doodles or replace it with new cheese doodles. That seems like an easy question, as long as cheese doodles exist.”
— Chuck Close

Robert Ryman, Chuck Close, Jim Hodges, and Tony Feher on conservation in "The Best of Intentions" at Artinfo.

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