When the Art World hurts to even look at (e.g. Mr. Brainwash) I remember this quote I wrote down from a Hirst book in the rare book catacombs at university…even though Damien counts himself as a sellout.

“What is art?

It’s a fucking poor excuse for life, innit, eh? Art-schmart, God-schmod, Jesus-schmeesus… I have proved it to myself that art is about life and the Art World is about money.  And I’m the only one who fucking knows that. Everyone lies to themselves to make it seem like it’s the other way. But it isn’t.”

-Damien Hirst