World War I broke out largely because of an arms race, and World War II because of the lack of an arms race.
– Herman Kahn
There was a belief after World War I that painting could be an act of civil revolt. I want this exhibition, ‘New Museum,’ to be an act of civil disobedience. It’s not so much about the New Museum on the Bowery, but the idea of challenging museums as projections of cultural authority. It’s painting as insurgency.
– Richard Phillips