"There is the art world and there is the world of art. These are two entirely different places. The art world is a pop up, the place where the business happens. It’s amoral. It’s not bad. It’s not good. It blows with the wind and shifts as quickly as high frequency traders on Wall Street. It’s simply a fact, like the color red. The world of art is something else. It is where there is a connection to who we are as human beings. It’s the place where art actually happens, sometimes in the wind on the surface, but more often than not far removed from that superficial transitory market place. The world of art is where everything of significance takes place: from the cave painters to the frescoes in the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii; from Chardin, to the most thoughtful, meaningful artists working today. These two worlds are constantly being confused in the media, in the art schools, and on the street."
-Don Kimes being interviewed by Barbara Rose, May, 2015