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"The sun never sets on my gallery." - Larry Gagosian

"Moralists have no place in an art gallery." - Han Suyin

"The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot." - Jeanmichel Basquiat

"I love going to galleries, particularly the National Portrait Gallery." - Mark Gatiss

"I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot." - Jean-Michel Basquiat

"The gallery is generating work for the masses." - Kim Weston

"I love the gallery, the arena of representation. It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics, and that's taking place in the art gallery." - Jeff Koons

"Duchamp's urinal was art once he put it in a gallery. In fact, one working definition of art is anything that is in a gallery." - Matthew Slotover

"There are days when I can hear men tying their shoe laces in the gallery." - Fuzzy Zoeller

"Fear paints pictures of ghosts and hangs them in the gallery of ignorance." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"The average man plays to the gallery of his own self-esteem." - Elbert Hubbard

"How often my soul visits the National Gallery, and how seldom" - Logan Pearsall Smith

"The Spiral Gallery may happen, too. It is not dependent on government funding" - Daniel Libeskind

"How much would you want to stand at the wrong end of a shooting gallery?" - Groucho Marx

"I don't think anyone would want to come to my gallery show." - Lena Dunham

"Ultimately I want my metal in a bar and not an art gallery." - Mat McNerney

"The appeal all too often is to the gallery, hungry for sensation." - Otto Hermann Kahn

"My dream since I was a kid was to show in a gallery." - David Lachapelle

"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"I like all sorts of art, that's why I love wandering around The National Gallery." - Samuel Barnett

"In a gallery, there's an expectation of high prices and a somewhat elitist atmosphere." - Will Cotton

"You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery." - Robertson Davies

"The Spiral Gallery may happen, too. It is not dependent on government funding." - Daniel Libeskind

"If I had been in the gallery, I'd have gone home." - Johnny Miller

"The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm." - Thomas Babington Macaulay

"If I have a piece that's solely based on the web and it's going to also exist in a gallery, it needs to exist in a gallery where it doesn't feel redundant." - Kalup Linzy

"I have an exclusive gallery that takes care of the all of my artworks. I want to stay focused on the art and of creating and let my gallery take care of the more commercial aspects." - Invader

"I never spend more than one hour in a gallery. That is as long as one's power of appreciation persists." - W Somerset Maugham

"The whole world is an art gallery when you're mindful. There are beautiful things everywhere and they're free." - Charles Tart

"My art is for anybody, it's for people who wouldn't go into an art gallery. It's art for the people." - Julian Beever

"Walking rapidly - or even slowly - through a gallery is equivalent to browsing through a bookstore and reading the blurbs." - Wendy Beckett

"Some pictures are in the gallery because they belong to humanity and others because they belong to the United States." - Andre Malraux

"The human mind is not, as philosophers would have you think, a debating hall, but a picture gallery." - Douglas Harding

"In China, we don't have any contemporary art museums. Until a few years ago, we didn't even have a gallery." - Ai Weiwei

"The biggest weakness with my game is that I have fun with the galleries. I just love a gallery." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"New Dealers and conservatives... are together in their opposition to what a press gallery wit has called 'government by crony.'" - Arthur Krock

"Transforms old print To zigzag manuscript, and cheats the eyes Of gallery critics by a thousand arts." - William Cowper

"I think the British learn their history through the prism of this gallery of grotesques known as the royals." - Harry Shearer

"Grey time-worn marbles Hold the pure Muses. In their cool gallery, By yellow Tiber, They still look fair." - Matthew Arnold

"The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery, and Lower Bohemia was all of us." - David Amram

"I have friends in France who are artists. I go to gallery openings and things like that." - Anthony Geary

"They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom." - William Congreve

"I love the idea of bringing my work to the general public, not just people who go to gallery openings." - Marco Brambilla

"My most famous show is the 'Kitchen Show.' More famous than any gallery show or museum show I curated." - Hansulrich Obrist

"Transforms old print To zigzag manuscript, and cheats the eyes Of gallery critics by a thousand arts." - William Cowper

"History, it is easily perceived, is a picture-gallery containing a host of copies and very few originals." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"I find old copies of National Gallery catalogues, which are written in the dryest possible prose, infinitely soothing." - Howard Hodgkin

"When I stepped back from the gallery I was in a phase where I thought I wasn't going to be making work for a gallery context for a while. People were like, "You should never leave a gallery if you didn't have somewhere else to go," but I wasn't trying to disrespect the gallerists in that way." - Kalup Linzy

"The first exhibition that I used bright colours in painting the room was at a gallery in Paris, and there were seven rooms in the gallery. It was very nice gallery, not very big rooms, around the courtyard, it was a very French space. So I painted each room in different colour. When people came to the exhibition, I saw they came with a smile. Everybody smiles - this is something I never saw in my work before." - Michael Craig-Martin

"I've been collecting photos for a long time, I mean since I started making money. But what you have had to go through to find a good photo is like a needle in the haystack sometimes. You'll drive from one gallery to the next gallery to the next gallery. It's not an easy process. It's a very ancient model that just hasn't caught up with the times." - Guy Oseary

"For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." - Francis Bacon

"When you go to an art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires." - Banksy

"One curator said he didn't want my work in his gallery because it was so simple even children understood it. I thought, what a wonderful tribute!" - Ted Harrison

"Mick has expressed an interest in coming to the gallery tonight because he's seen me behaving myself lately. He is being much more supportive, which is nice." - Ronnie Wood

"That's something that tends to happen with new technologies generally: The most interesting applications turn up on a battlefield, or in a gallery." - William Gibson

"I had always suspected that trying to play golf in the company of big-time pros and a gallery would be something like walking naked into choir practice." - Dan Jenkins

"An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes." - Ayn Rand

"A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct" - Aldo Leopold

"Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporter's gallery yonder, there sat a fourth estate more important far than they all." - Thomas Carlyle

"My skin is an art gallery right, with paintings and crucifixes hoping to save me from all the dangers in the music business" - Nas

"If you just turn to your paper or television each day, there are thousands of stories that are much more shocking than the gallery artworks." - Ai Weiwei

"From day one, my idea was always to use the gallery as this animated place to discover culture in a much bigger way." - Roselee Goldberg

"I use Instagram as an online gallery to display my work. For me, it's almost more important to exist online than it is in real life." - Kesh

"Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters' gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all." - Thomas Carlyle

"A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." - Francis Bacon

"The fans, I loved them. My mother would be in the gallery, I would look right at my mother and not remember." - Arnold Palmer

"Burke said that there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters' Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate, more important far than they all." - Thomas Carlyle

"he cut through the 21st Century Gallery, past the big plastic statues of Pluto and Mickey, animal headed gods of lost America" - Philip Reeve

"The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It's a great meeting place, community center, art gallery, singles bar, music venue. The record store really covers a lot of ground." - Gary Calamar

"My family runs a little art gallery back in Cornwall, so flashy cars and things like that have never really been particularly interesting to me." - Sam Palladio

"How right that the body changed over time, becoming a gallery of scars, a canvas of experience, a testament to life and one's capacity to endure it." - Janet Fitch

"Somebody will be exhibiting a bunch of bananas in a gallery, and they'll get me on to talk dirty about it." - Alexander Stoddart

"I never wanted to be someone who's asking someone to put my work in their gallery. I wanted to be asked." - William Quigley

"Bracketing has turned all my experiences, remembered and present, into a gallery of miracles where I wander around dazzled by the beauty of events I cannot explain." - Martha Beck

"As humans we look at things and think about what we've looked at. We treasure it in a kind of private art gallery." - Thom Gunn

"Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course." - George Bernard Shaw

"The New York gallery scene being as incredibly overpopulated and overmoneyed as it is, deep conflicts and contradictions aren't hard to find." - Jerry Saltz

"Art is inspiring. Walking into a gallery, or when the lights go up on a stage; that thrill of getting something that has nothing to do with acquisition." - Sadie Jones

"I use the gallery as if it were a doctor. I come for ideas and help - to look at situations within painting, rather than paintings." - Lucian Freud

"All of us need to self-promote. We cannot sit back and wait for our gallery or rep to do it all." - Jack White

"I'm not fashionable at all, and the fact that I manage to sell pictures without being fashionable is thanks to my gallery." - Paula Rego

"Sometimes when I walk into a gallery and I see someone's work, I think to myself, 'Gee, I wish I had done that.'" - Richard Prince

"A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world." - Robert Smithson

"The nice thing about the gallery shows is that without having to pay any money you can just go and see it." - Yoko Ono

"I don't like books that play to the gallery, but I've become more concerned with telling a story as clearly and engagingly as I can." - Salman Rushdie

"Mick has expressed an interest in coming to the gallery tonight because he's seen me behaving myself lately. He is being much more supportive, which is nice." - Ron Wood

"At 18 I began painting steadily fulltime and at age 20 had my first New York show at the Macbeth Gallery." - Andrew Wyeth

"One of the strengths of the DC Universe has been the strength of the rogues' gallery. Often times they're as famous - if not more infamous - than our heroes." - Jim Lee

"Life is politics, basically, but you don't just go to a gallery and put the words 'art' and 'politics' on the wall." - Luc Tuymans

"One of my favorite things about art, especially at a gallery, is hearing people talk about the art. I find it quite amusing." - Eugene Souleiman

"I'm actually looking for a gallery, but the thing is some galleries just want to show the video work and some are just interested in the 2-D work. It has to be a gallery where I can do the 2-D collages, the video, and live performance, where it's not this weird conflict, where it can all move forward." - Kalup Linzy

"When I found out after that first successful exhibition that the gallery wanted me to do another show like the first one, I come out two years later with four 6-foot drawings of classical nudes masturbating. The gallery director flipped the freak out!" - Betty Dodson

"At one point Trudeau mentioned to me that the National Gallery wanted to buy a masterpiece by the great Italian painter Lotto, and it needed a million dollars from the Treasury Board. Is that Lotto-Quebec or Lotto-Canada? I joked, but I got the message, and the National Gallery got the painting." - Jean Chretien

"The city's the best gallery I could imagine. I would never have to make a book and then present it to a gallery and let them decide if my work was nice enough to show it to people. I would control it directly with the public in the streets." - Jr

"The distinction between a gallery and a museum is enormous. The gallery is about looking at a thing of beauty; the purpose of the activity is an aesthetic response. The museum is actually about the object that lets you get into somebody else's life." - Neil Macgregor

"At one point Trudeau mentioned to me that the National Gallery wanted to buy a masterpiece by the great Italian painter Lotto, and it needed a million dollars from the Treasury Board. "Is that Lotto-Quebec or Lotto-Canada?" I joked, but I got the message, and the National Gallery got the painting." - Jean Chretien

"Urs Fischer specializes in making jaws drop. Cutting giant holes in gallery walls, digging a crater in Gavin Brown's gallery floor in 2007, creating amazing hyperrealist wallpaper for a group show at Tony Shafrazi: It all percolates with uncanny destructiveness, operatic uncontrollability, and barbaric sculptural power." - Jerry Saltz

"My mum was a dancer when she was a kid. Then my parents met and eventually had an art gallery; my dad taught himself how to frame pictures, and then he was a curator at an art gallery in the city I'm from. I'm an only child." - Ari Millen

"The gallery closed its doors in 1971. I could no longer psychologically handle the needs of 12 artists. I cared about all of them, and what was happening with their careers. I'm just not a person who can do that indefinitely. And tax-wise I was concerned because they gallery wasn't making money; it was losing money." - Virginia Dwan

"I enjoy the oohs! and aahs! from the gallery when I hit my drives. But I'm getting pretty tired of the awws! and uhhs! when I miss the putt." - John Daly

"When I'm in a zone, I don't think about the shot or the wind or the distance or the gallery or anything; I just pull a club and swing." - Mark Calcavecchia

"Only within yourself exists the other reality for which you long. I can give you nothing that has not already its being within yourself. I can throw open to you no picture gallery but your own soul." - Hermann Hesse

"Creative vision creates art" - he motioned around the gallery - "that shows the rest of the world a new angle. That's beautiful thing." "Or some sort of madness", she said." - Melissa Marr

"I believe that when you go into a gallery or a museum, the most powerful pieces are the ones that don't have the words in the corner that distract you from the larger piece." - Maynard James Keenan

"The Winnipeg Art Gallery has a good collection of Inuit art, and most of what I've seen I've seen there or in the few books I have. I should spend more time researching." - Neil Farber

"Visually Agincourt is a pre-Raphaelite, perhaps better a Medici Gallery print battle - a composition of strong verticals and horizontals and a conflict of rich dark reds and Lincoln greens against fishscale greys and arctic blues." - John Keegan

"Some people`s photography is an art. Mine is not. If they happen to be exhibited in a gallery or a museum, that`s fine. But that`s not why I do them. I`m a gun for hire." - Helmut Newton

"Then I got this idea in my head that magazines were like a gallery and if you got your magazine page ripped out and someone stuck it on their refrigerator, then that was a museum - someone's private museum." - David Lachapelle

"Those who turn against the Church do so to play to their own private gallery, but when, one day, the applause has died down and the cheering has stopped, they will face a smaller audience, the judgment bar of God." - Neal A Maxwell

"Puppets are pure form then ideas for performance come out of that. It's always the form and the visuals and that's why I like to make puppets in a gallery or museum. They're not often in those contexts." - Wayne White

"I always wanted to be an artist, I just didn't know that you could be, or how you could be. I went to an art high school but they never even took me to a gallery." - Francesca DiMattio

"But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far its extendeth. For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." - Francis Bacon

"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"In one gallery they actually had a notice which said No Sketching. How obnoxious! I said, How do you think these things got on the walls if there was no sketching?" - David Hockney

"To persons uninstructed in natural history, their country or seaside stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall." - Thomas Huxley

"I worked in an art gallery for a few years, doing administrative assistance stuff, and it exposed me to what the whole world of art dealers and the art market was about." - Joan Larkin

"When speech is given to a soul holy and true, time, and its dome of ages, becomes as a mighty whispering-gallery, round which the imprisoned utterance runs, and reverberates forever." - James Martineau

"And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don't have our best interests [at heart]." - Jason Whitlock

"I enjoy thinking about how paintings can change depending on where they are - how they look in a gallery or in relation to other paintings, or in different rooms. Paintings can change the way we experience and see the world." - Stephen Beal

"In 1967 there was no place for photography in a contemporary art gallery. It was almost impossible to get an art dealer to look at, let alone exhibit, anything photographic." - Mel Bochner

"Then I got this idea in my head that magazines were like a gallery and if you got your magazine page ripped out and someone stuck it on their refrigerator, then that was a museum - someone's private museum." - David Lachapelle

"When Ballesteros triumphed at the British Open in 1979, for his first major win, he hit so few fairways off the tee that he was often mistaken for a gallery marshall." - Dan Jenkins

"Use between three and five photos in your gallery. Galleries with more photos are more competitive, but after five they seem to pass a point of saturation and diminishing return." - Amy Webb

"One of the things I've had to struggle with is that part of what people find critically and curatorially questionable in my work is that I try to make things that don't read as art until they're in a gallery." - Jack Pierson

"Hilda Reiss was the head of the Everyday Art Gallery. Hilda Reiss came from Germany, had trained at the original Bauhaus in Germany, and her training inspired her to think of anything that she liked as art." - Warren MacKenzie

"Some people don't listen to my music because they say that I am an artist. And some don't want to go to my gallery shows, because they say I am a musician." - Yoko Ono

"The Impressionists had to fight the gallery system for many years before becoming accepted. One of their methods of fighting was to band together and hold their own shows." - Oliver $

"That's where I got the idea to paint the walls of the gallery with varied colours [at the Whitechapel show]. I tried to figure out how all these Renaissance paintings manage to work together." - Nan Goldin

"Wimbledon attracted Bill Clinton to the gallery at Centre Court Tuesday at the All England Club. NBC cameras showed his head turning back and forth with each volley. Even at a tennis match, it looks like he's denying everything." - Argus Hamilton

"The galleries are simply corporations in the art world - "Here's a million dollars for this latest piece of crap" - but I'm not about to go along with the gallery system." - Betty Dodson

"Robert Gober, for example. He doesn't seem like somebody who is just going to show in a gallery that asks him to show. He's just making his work, and when he's ready, he's going to show it." - Raf Simons

"I wasn't gonna paint. And I wasn't gonna do ostentatious drawings. I wasn't gonna have gallery pictures. I was gonna hide somewhere where nobody would find me and express myself entirely. I'm like a guerrilla warfare in my best books." - Maurice Sendak

"Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." - Francis Bacon

"There was a young man with a salary, Who had to do drawings for Malory; When they asked him for more, He replied, 'Why? Sure You've enough as it is for a gallery." - Aubrey Beardsley

"I like my name. My parents were in the Uffizzi Gallery looking at a Leonardo da Vinci when my mom felt me kick. That's how I got my name. My parents were real hippies." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or seaside stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"My videos rarely run longer than 20 minutes. They're made for private viewing in your home or specifically either that or for a gallery situation where you sit and look." - Robert Barry

"If you're a baker, making bread, you're a baker. If you make the best bread in the world, you're not an artist, but if you bake the bread in the gallery, you're an artist. So the context makes the difference." - Marina Abramovic

"The Heart Gallery premise is very simple. It is a special traveling exhibit of photographs featuring Los Angeles foster youth, designed to highlight the need to find loving adoptive families for waiting children." - Angela Featherstone

"For me, the gallery legitimates the art production and helps build collections. I don't think an artist should do everything by himself forever. I did it for years and then slowly built my circle of trust." - Jr

"Whereas there's a wealth of galleries in Australia, everyone's got a gallery in Australia or wants your work. Because the art scene is smaller in Indonesia, there's not so much competition." - Andrew Jack

"I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth." - Lewis H Lapham

"When I was growing up, there was a feeling in one's living room as much as in one's local gallery that a little elitism was good for the soul." - Andrew Ohagan

"I don't have a favorite place to see art. I like to encounter it anywhere, museum, gallery, home, studio, street... I do prefer to see good art, when I see art, but it doesn't matter where I see it." - James Nares

"The art business is a rarified business and appeals to an audience capable of spending money on a luxury. Too often the atmosphere in a gallery borders on snobbishness." - Scott Kahn

"Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books." - Jerry Saltz

"Appropriation is the idea that ate the art world. Go to any Chelsea gallery or international biennial and you'll find it. It's there in paintings of photographs, photographs of advertising, sculpture with ready-made objects, videos using already-existing film." - Jerry Saltz



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