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This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.
Salvador Dali

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
Tom Stoppard

The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
Paul Gauguin

Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible.
Susan Sontag

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
John Ciardi

There is no such thing as modern art. There is art,and there is advertising.
Albert Sterner

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
Golda Meir

All profoundly original art looks ugly at first.
Clement Greenberg

Most of those who call themselves artists are in reality picture dealers, only they make the pictures themselves.
Samuel Butler

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