Wednesday, October 15, 2008

china's outsider

"I discovered there was a danger as the market opens up. Today the man buys my work and tomorrow he sells it to the auction house. It's like he's gambling on my work; he doesn't really like it at all. So I began to half my output and refused to sell to anyone who doesn't really appreciate my work. This speculation is harmful to artwork, so I'm going to carry on, reducing my production. This is how I protect my work and forge a better future. I consider myself an outsider."
- Wang Qingsong [born 1966]