Introduction by Jane Farver
I presume to be a revolutionary artist, with a vision for the world and
with the mission of implementing it: to eradicate the exploitation of
man by man, to implement the equitable distribution of goods and tasks,
to achieve a free, just and classless society.
The production needed to reach the public who might be converted to my
ideas cannot be realized through a limited, craftsman approach. I need
means of production that are as efficient as possible and assistants who
can perform those tasks that do not require my creative effort, but can
be executed under my instructions.
I cannot physically eliminate the artists competing with me, but I can
try to harm their image, spread rumors, create rifts between them and
their dealers, and generally, try to sabotage their distribution systems.
With some luck and some manipulation I can then add these distribution
networks to mine and ensure my preeminence in the public's view. Thus
I will increase my sales which will allow me to acquire more and better
means of production. I will be able to consider gaining access to other
audiences, an international public.
Landscape as an Attitude, 1979
The Superstition of Reality, 1980