Artists have to take a dive, and either you hit your head on a rock and you split your skull and you die, or that blow to the head is so inspiring that you come back up and do the best work you ever did. But you have to take the dive.
When I came along and started making art, I was like, I wanted to change the world.
What myself and Jeanne-Claude did, we borrowed that space and created ‘gentle disturbances’ for a few days.
That’s never been seen.
Taking film off the screen into the space that the audience is in.
One of the photographs falls out, and it’s the uncle after which I’m named, who was doing the Hitler salute, and the whole thing explodes.
I’m not depicting something; I’m making a feeling.
I take fewer pictures than I used to. I don’t know if that’s wisdom or not.
That is sitting and doing a watercolour, say, of the Lowther Hills, or these paintings – they are not representing it, they are it.
He is, as I say, the first modern painter.