The Machine

Another quote from the memoirs of Tapies strikes a chord. He talks about his first show in New York: “The shock I felt in that world was fabulous. Despite all I could have known or imagined about the American people before my visit, the sensation of being inside a gigantic organism, with a brutal, unstoppable developmental force, was overwhelming. I immediately lost the European idea that each one of us, as an individual, is important. Even in the world of artists, which ought to be a bulwark of individuality, I had the sensation of being one more cog in the machine.” Granted, Tapies came from the very backward Spain of the 1950s, but then that’s what enabled his insight, still valid.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

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