Artist Statements

The Artist Statements of the Old Masters

BY: John Seed

“If the great European artists of the past were alive today, what kinds of statements would they need to write to explain and justify their work?”

This summer I (John Seed) asked myself that question over two dozen times for a small, humor book that I have been developing. I hope you will find the sampling of seven statements below funny and even a bit poetic. Five of them were written specifically for Hyperallergic and two are from my new book.