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Jasper Johns
"Make something, a kind of object, which as it changes or falls apart (dies as it were) or increases in its parts (grows as it were) offers no clue as to what its state or form or nature was at any previous time. Physical and Metaphysical. Obstinacy. Could this be a useful object?"
-- quoted in “Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes"

"I’m especially interested in the music of John Cage (American composer who used the accident a lot in his music, fh)… …I would like to do some experimenting with the relationship between his freeform sound and free-form art."
-- Jasper Johns, source of his artist quotes on color paintings, art & life: "John Adds PlasterCasts To Focus Target Paintings", Donald Key, Milwaukee Journal