"Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. There's no trip so horrible that someone won't take it. The idea of the unrecognized genius slaving away in a garot is deliciously foolish one. We must credit the life of Vincent Van Gogh for really sending this myth into orbit. I mean, how many pictures did he sell, one? He couldn't give them away. He has to be the most modern artist, but everybody hated him. He was so ashamed of his life that the rest of our history will be contribution to Van Gogh's neglect. No one wants to be part of a generation that ignores another like Van Gogh. In this town, one is at the mercy of the recognition factor. One's public appearance is absolute. Part of the artist's job is to get the work where I will see it. I consider myself a metaphor on the public."
[scrawls onto a pillar] PAY FOR SOUP BUILD A PORT SET THAT ON FIRE -SAMO
"This is the true voice of the gutter."
"That's $2000 and he's from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, suck my pussy, you star!"
"Why are people so crudely drawn?"
"Most people. . . tend to be pretty crude. I really don't know that many refined people."
"Ah, piss painting."
"Not piss paint, Jean, oxidation art."
"Ya, I hate cleaning brushes too."
"I'm going to do some more of these. Frank's been drinking this Mexican beer that makes it go a great green."
"Why don't you do it?"
"I don't like beer."