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When it comes to making art, the whole point is to show rather than tell. After all, a picture is supposed to be worth 1,000 words, so it’s no surprise that most artists prefer to leave the talking to their work. But that doesn’t mean artists never say what’s on their minds. Indeed, some of art history’s most famous figures (many of whom are represented in the collections of The Met, MoMA and the Guggenheim) have weighed in on any number of topics. But they’ve been especially eloquent on the subject of art and its ineffable qualities—as you’ll see in our list of the best quotes about art by famous artists.
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