Grey Development, 1967
oil and acrylic on canvas
Theo van Doesburg
oil on panel
It’s impossible to work with images. So frustrating. So then, after two weeks, I go after this terrible thing, this disease, called abstraction. I mean, the essence of something. But I really want images.
I was thinking on the way downtown, how the origin of art in the beginning, the origin of expression, was image making. Every time I see an abstract painting now I smell mink coats, you know what I mean? It’s really terrible. Terrible brainwashing. I don’t want to talk about that, it’s a terrible thing."