Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944)
Composition with Double Line (unfinished), 1934
2013/11/06, N09035, Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale
Est: $6,000,000 - 8,000,000

Mark Rothko | Untitled, 1960


When did we become so small and so apologetic? Why do we apologize for our humanity? Love what you love, and make no apologies. This is your identity. The most horrendous suspensions of freedom are self-imposed. We imprison ourselves daily, hourly.

We have one life, one shot at all the glorious things of life, and we walk about constricted, apologetic, afraid. We have so little time; we have so little space upon which to spread our love and our talents and our kindness. Run toward life fulsomely and freely.

It runs from us so quickly, like a frightened dog or youth or daylight. Chase it and care for it.

Of course art should be about something big. Something terribly big must be at stake. I don’t see this anymore. Our art is becoming terribly polite and apologetic, much like us. It slinks away like a sagging breast, empty of milk or promise or comfort.

We need to get very fervent again. We need to get jacked up.


Tennessee Williams (via forlornes)

(Source: commovente, via forlornes)

"While homelessness is rampant worldwide, the production of empty spaces is a regular feature of contemporary society. When buildings sit empty for a long time while homelessness persists, it is clear that in these cases markets and states fail to fulfill their expected role as effective allocators of space."

Miguel Martínez, Gianni Piazza and Hans Pruijt - ‘Introduction’ to ‘Squatting in Europe: Radical Spaces, Urban Stuggles’ by Squatting Europe Kollective  (via listopada)

(Source: sociology-of-space, via 7kraska)