In a 2011 video by SFMoMA, Richard Serra is asked an unanswerable question: Why make art? He says, “You probably see the world in ways you would not have seen it if those artists had not existed. Do I think Cezanne changed the way people saw a landscape in France in the last century? For sure. Do I think Warhol changed the way we see contemporary society through painting, through the mediaization and commodification of objects? For sure. You can go throughout the history of art that way and immediately conjure up something that you yourself could not have expressed and it fills in us something we lack.”
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