David Hammons, Snowballs

“Doing things in the street is more powerful than art I think. Because art has gotten so…I don’t know what the fuck art is about now. It doesn’t do anything, like Malcolm X said, it’s like Novocaine. It used to wake you up but now it puts you to sleep. I think that art now is putting people to sleep. Theres so much of it around in this town that it doesn’t mean anything. That’s why the Artist has to be very careful what he shows now, because the people aren’t really looking at Art, they’re looking at each other and each other’s clothes and each other’s haircuts.”

David Hammons – 1986

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