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2009    Poor Farm Press

Routine Extremism      Ad Reinhardt

One paints when there is nothing else to do.  After everything else is done, has been "taken care of," one can take up the brush

After all the human, social needs, pressures have been accounted for, only then can be free to work

      There is nothing worse than a fine artist who has something to do, a "job" or "Commission," thinks he has a "job" to do.  Sculpture is always a "questionable " fine art, this is why

After the mail has been read and answered, bills paid, the place, studio cleaned and swept, children packed off to school or camp, wives released for shopping, after one has eaten, gone to the john, has taken the morning, noon, or afternoon nap, free from anxiety, all pains, pleasures, all distractions, obstacles, hindrances

Expressionism and surrealism is always fake, art as something else is always fake

Pension, income, when finally one has absolutely no reason not to work, it is exact                                                    

                                ideal time to begin.

                                finished

One lives after one is through painting what one is painting

After one

One lives after there is no more painting to be done

                               one has painted out

                               after the paintings have been

                               painted out