Even so, I’ve found that good art is, by its nature, generous. It’s about opening our eyesâ€”about encouraging people to look more closely at what’s around them (this was Klein’s point). Art is too important and interesting to be left to the art world. This is why I am frequently attracted, as you are, to serious obsessives, often of a more private temperament, who, if not always divorced from cheap fame and passing fads, are at least legally separated from them. They throw themselves into their work, for its own sake, and are willing to fail. Their routines can speak to us, even if we don’t, or can’t, do what they do.
– Michael Kimmelman