Reversion of edit
"I sell shit to cunts" - could this edit pleased be sourced and a reference given before it is reinserted. It casts him in a somewhat negative light and is contrary to WP:BLP otherwise. Tyrenius 11:58, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Hirst vs Rembrandt
- Compare me with Rembrandt! What sacrilege! With Rembrandt, the colossus of Art! What are you thinking of, my friend! We should prostrate ourselves before Rembrandt and never compare anyone with him!
- Auguste Rodin, in Art: Conversations with Paul Gsell (University of California Press, 1984), p. 85 [Translated by Jacques de Caso and Patricia B. Sanders]. Originally published as L'Art: Entretiens réunis par Paul Gsell (Paris: Bernard Grasset, Éditeur, 1911).
- I gave up painting by 16. I secretly thought I would have been Rembrandt by then. I don't believe in genius. I believe in freedom. I think anyone can do it. Anyone can be like Rembrandt... Picasso, Michelangelo, possibly, might be verging on genius, but I don't think a painter like Rembrandt is a genius. It's about freedom and guts. It's about looking. It can be learned. That's the great thing about art. Anybody can do it if you just believe. With practice, you can make great paintings.
- Damien Hirst, in an interview with Simon Hattenstone of The Guardian (14 November 2009).
--zingvin 22:02, 3 Jan 2017 (UTC)