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Steven Powers: Recent Work

“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.”

—Edgar Degas

“In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential.”

—Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

“A painter's tastes must grow out of what so obsesses him in life that he never has to ask himself what it is suitable for him to do in art.”

—Lucian Freud