In the Studio

'When you are working everybody is in your studio, the past, your friends, the art world, and above all your own ideas- are all there.
But as you continue painting, they start leaving one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you are lucky, even you leave.'
(John Cage to Philip Guston)

From: Philip Guston (Modern Master Series), Robert Storr, 1986, pag. 63/64

'The artist goes through states of fullness and emptiness, and that is all there is to the mystery of art'
(Picasso, 1954)

From: Picasso on Art: A selection of views, edited by Dore Ashton, 1972