“An old alchemist gave the following consolation to one of his disciples: ‘No matter how isolated you are and how lonely you feel, if you do your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends will come and seek you.”
Howard Kanovitz (American, 1929-2009), New Yorkers I, 1965.
Acrylic, graphite pencil and chalk on linen, 177.2 × 237.6 cm.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Silver Cuffs with Swarovski Crystals.
““If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: “He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned””